A little something for you to stew on. Imagine three people who are all giving (and receiving) positively. Let’s picture them thusly:
+1 +1 +1 = 3
Now let’s imagine a similar scenario where one of the three people is negative and is taking but not contributing anything. Perhaps they don’t think they need to contribute, perhaps they are self-absorbed, they may not care at all.
+1 -1 +1 = 1
See the difference just one negative person can make to the final outcome? The other two people would have to double their efforts in order to achieve the same outcome as if the negative person was giving normally. And that is what happens when just one negative person is allowed within a chain.
With that in mind take a good look at the networks of people in your life. Look at all the extra workload which is generated by negative people who are not giving as they should be. When just one person is negative then everybody else they are connected to has to pay the price and carry the extra burden.
It’s easy to become distracted by reasons, ideas, justification, et cetera. The important thing is to stop wasting resources feeding the negativity and instead to have each person playing their positive part. When every single person takes the responsibility then the end result is much better with less stress.
Work smarter, not harder!