Motivation can be extremely hard to bring to the surface at times. Sometimes, maintaining motivation is even more difficult than bringing it to the surface in the first place.

Have you been having a hard time motivating yourself or holding on to the motivation that you already have? If so, it might be time to take a look at the types of people that are in your life. Believe it or not, negative people can cause negative things to happen in your life. A lack of motivation would be a perfect example.

Some people are likely aware of this and do everything they can do avoid negative people. However, some people may think that the negativity of another will only impact their own life and wont have any influence over theirs. While this would be nice, it’s unfortunately not the case.

Negativity is toxic and contagious. It can spread rapidly and cause issues in people’s lives before they are even aware of what’s happening. Surely, this is not something you want to take place in your life. Luckily, this can easily be avoided by choosing to not allow negative things or negative people in your life.

If this hasn’t convinced you that negativity can have a negative influence on your motivation, check out these other reasons that negativity can harm your motivation…

1. Negativity Can Change Your Mindset

As mentioned before, negativity is contagious. If the people around you constantly have a negative outlook on life, it won’t be long before you begin to share some of the same views. It’s quite rare for a person with a negative mindset to be able to summon and maintain motivation. However, on the other hand, those with positive mindsets tend to be able to do it with ease.

2. Negativity Can Damage Your Self-Worth

The chances are likely that negative people will find a way to be negative towards you, either with their words or their actions. Unfortunately, the negative things that others do can damage your levels of self-worth. This can create major issues when it comes to motivation. After all, if you don’t feel like you deserve a better life, the chances of you making it happen are slim to none.

3. Negative People Release Negative Energy

We all release energy with our thoughts, spoken words and actions. We can either release positive energy or we can release negative energy, depending on the types of actions and thoughts we have. If there are negative people in your life, it’s rather likely that these people are releasing negative energy. The problem with this would of course be the fact that we receive what we release. Basically, if we release negative energy, that’s exactly what is going to come back our way. On the other hand, if we release positive energy, we will be rewarded with more positive things happening in our lives.

The more positive things happen in your life, the easier it will be for you to continue pushing forward since you will be able to see the rewards of your efforts. On the other hand, negative things happening in your life due to the negativity of another person can dwindle away motivation quite rapidly.

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