Let’s talk about the reality of the people you are around and how it impacts you. So, I’m going to give you three people that you need to stay clear of.
The first one is the Negative Nancy. Negative Nancy is that one friend or one person at work who constantly complains constantly talks about what is wrong with the world, or what’s wrong with whatever but never has any idea of how to change it. The energy that they take just drains you.
Then there is Lazy Joe. Lazy Joe is the one who always invites you over to do nothing. This person is absolutely not trying to do anything. They have very few goals or anything set out for themselves. They will try to bring you in on their plan of nothingness. Now, I’m not saying that we don’t want to have a good time, or we don’t want to just hang out and do nothing and binge-watch some TV. Please, I’ve binge-watched Jessica Jones ’cause everyone knows how much I love Marvel. However, while I was doing it, I was doing five other things at the very same time. So yes, maybe I missed a few details, but I did not just do what Lazy Joe does, which is absolutely nothing else and, or only wants to have a good time and relax.
This person is Darla, the Drain. What they do is drain your energy when they are around. Darla will tell you what’s wrong. It’s similar to that negative Nancy, but a little bit different because they’re actually wanting to come and take your positive energy and try to get it so that they can feel better. They are people who are the victims. Something is always wrong in their life. They need you to rescue them. This person is draining because they require you to invest and invest and invest in them. However, they have no resources to give you in return. I’m not saying there are no times or moments in our lives where a person is grieving or going through something that you need to somewhat support or help them, but this person constantly takes. What they do is they take, take, take where they’re literally draining out the possibility of positive energy from you.
So, I’m going to tell you right now, if you want to have a good life, a happy life, you have to start considering those people who you are around. That’s three people that you can get rid of.