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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 16

REVERSE POLARITY: TURNING NEGATIVE PEOPLE INTO POSITIVES

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

—African proverb

As we said earlier, part of designing a life worth smiling about is surrounding yourself with nurturing and supportive people. If you hang around negative people who are always complaining about their circumstances, eventually that will become your reality. This idea goes beyond just the people you associate with.

If you look at your external world, if you’re surrounded by positivity and support, your life looks totally different from the way it looks if you are surrounded by negativity. Here’s a simplistic example of how your environment can influence you. I’ve been focused on applying the principles of this ...

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