Are You Critical Or Positive of Others~~~~~~Susie Austin

Albert Schweitzer

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Life Lessons

Susie Austin

Being critical or positive of others


Have you ever found yourself gossiping or caught up in talking about someone in a negative way? As humans we know we tend to dwell on the negative. Have you ever been the brunt of a joke or was made fun of?  How did it feel? Those feelings don’t go away easily and it becomes difficult not to be bitter.  This is where self-esteem often is battered and broken. Think of a time where you were caught up in gossip and found yourself talking about someone else in a negative way as in spreading gossip. How did you feel? Was there a little bad feeling inside that made you feel a little guilty? I hope so.


Do we judge others or do we help others? There are steps we can take to change this behavior and it begins with no one else but you. There is no secret or special trick in this.


 Instead of negative talk or gossip try praise for a change. You will be amazed at how good it makes you feel to make someone else feel good.

  When surrounded with negative people just walk away! Find positive people to be around.

Make a commitment today to consciously compliment five people today and see how that feels.


Write it on your goal sheet. I chose to be positive today and will not succumb to the negative around me.


Make a conscious decision to act out of concern for others and not be critical, as it is very easy to find fault with others.

  Understand, this begins with you, only you can make the decision to be a positive person. No one can be 100% at all times but making progress toward being the person you want to be is a goal that is certainly admirable. You won’t need to celebrate success as you will know inner peace just by the satisfaction of making others feel good and in turn you will be on you way to a happier and more productive person.

Susie Austin



~ by coachsusie on January 17, 2008.

One Response to “Are You Critical Or Positive of Others~~~~~~Susie Austin”

  1. Right on, Susie! Negativity saps our energies and the energies of those around us. Accenting the positive, especially about the small things, will build, instead of destroy. To those who remain positive, opening up those around them, instead of shutting them down through negativity and being critical, will bring success, opportunity, and “luck.” Even in the worst of situations, a more relaxed and comfortible atmosphere, allows for great interchange of ideas and feelings. A truly positive outlook not only for you but for all you touch will bring happiness and optimism, allowing you and those around you to dream and reach goals, instead of swirling down the drain of negativity.

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