Do you ever get sucked in? I do.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of negativity in the world…
The news puts most of their focus on the bad stuff and the crazy stuff that goes on.
It’s really easy to get caught up in it and forget about all the good that goes on and how truly blessed our lives are…
I mean, if you’re reading this, your life is extremely blessed…
I don’t want to make too many assumptions, but I’m guessing you:
Have shelter
Have regular access to food and water
Have some kind of “miracle” device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone)
And the list goes on and on…
We so easily forget just how fortunate we are…
But, that wasn’t the point I wanted to make today.
I wanted to focus a little more on the “trolls” and “haters” that roam the internet…
There are a lot of people out there who want to criticize and put other people down because they’re not happy with themselves, and now, it’s easier than ever to do it from behind a keyboard.
I see this a lot with some of the “big names” I follow on social media. They’re putting themselves out there every day trying to do good (YES, they’re trying to make a living, too and that’s just fine), and they constantly have to deal with personal attacks.
One food blogger I follow on Instagram also makes part of her living by posting herself modeling clothing and sharing her affiliate links. She’s actually had people comment that she shouldn’t be modeling clothes because she doesn’t have a nice body!
WTF! Realy?! What was the point of that comment? Is the person jealous that she’s making a good living as an Instagram “star”?
Now, I’m far from famous, but even I’ve had to deal with this from time to time…
I remember one time a newsletter reader blasted me for grammatical errors!
“You’re newsletter is written terribly. It’s so hard to read. I just can’t get through it.”
Let’s see your newsletter… How are you putting yourself out there daily to try to make a positive impact on the world? Oh, that’s right, you don’t have one. Interesting…
BUT, that’s me getting sucked in.
And, what good does that do me?
It puts me into a negative vibration, which just leads to negative feelings, and ultimately attracts more negativity into my life…
I won’t go into the depths of how that actually works here, although I do cover it in The Transformation Book:…/…/
– yes, shameless plug. ;-b. And, if you really want to study it, read The Power of The Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy.
The best reaction is to take one simple action… DELETE.
I’m actually embarrassed to admit it, but I let myself get sucked into a situation on Facebook last week. And, being both defensive and in a rush – not a good position to come from – I said some things I really wish I hadn’t. 🙁
I let my passion for what I do get the best of me when I felt like I was being personally attacked.
In hindsight, while I think the person could have expressed her point to me privately, I don’t believe her intent was to attack ME personally. She had a negative feeling about my company – which is her right – and chose to express it publicly.
That’s also the challenge that I think I, and a lot of “celebrity” personalities (not that I’m anywhere near that level), have to deal with…
When you put yourself out there, you open yourself up to criticism.
But, as I think about it, in today’s social media-driven world, EVERYONE deals with it because everyone is putting themselves out there…
So, here’s my thought for the day:
When you see something or someone on the internet that brings you down just “delete” it.
If someone posts a nasty comment, instead of feeding into it or even letting your friends back you up by attacking back, just delete the comment and move on.
I’ve also chosen to hide many “friends” posts from my feed because they just didn’t jive with me.
By the way, that doesn’t make that person bad by any means…
But, we only get one life. This isn’t a practice round.
We might as well surround ourselves with like-minded people who lift us up, inspire us, appreciate us, make us feel good, and ultimately help us become the best version of ourselves.
I’m going to suggest you cut out any of the negativity that you can, ignore what you can’t eliminate, and do your absolute best to avoid getting sucked in…
I will do my best to do the same. 🙂
Sound like a plan?
Justin Yule BS, CPT, MTE, FMSC
President and Chief Transformation Officer
The Transformation Club

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About the Author:

Husband. Dog Dad. Author. Coach. Entrepreneur. Transformation Specialist. Justin Yule is the founder, president, and chief transformation officer of The Transformation Club. In addition, he serves fitness professionals worldwide as a business coach and subject-matter expert. Justin is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Transformation Book, as well as the author of the fictional tale, The Transformation Path. He is also the co-host of The Transformation Show podcast. Justin has a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a concentration in adult fitness and holds multiple specialty training certifications in fitness. He has been educating, motivating, and inspiring clients to become the best version of themselves since 1997.

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