What you focus on is what you work on.
What you focus on will be the results you reap.
If you focus on the exciting and positive opportunities around you, you will have exciting and positive things to work on. If you online focus on the negative events and people in the world, then it’s likely you’ll only end up working on the nasty and negative projects (because all the positive people were given the positive projects).
Seriously… if you had a project full of potential that you needed to assign to a co-worker, would you pick the one with the can-do, sunny-side-of-the-street, look on the bright-side attitude — or would you give it to the morose, depressing, nothing is ever good enough, life-sucks-and-it’s-probably-going-to-rain-all-day attitude?
When a project is challenging and the process (inevitably) runs into roadblocks, the positive attitude of the person spearheading the project may be the only thing that gets it over the hurdles and across the finish line.
Bright-side people see the possibilities.
The have belief in what they do and faith that everything will work out in the end.
Dark-side and negative people who run into roadblocks simply see it as an inevitable failure. They never thought the project was going to work out anyway. The deck is stacked against them and life isn’t fair because it always gives the other guy all the breaks.
If the “other guy” that Mr. Negativity is talking about has a bright-side attitude, I have to agree. Those “other guys” are always going to get the big break ahead of the people who believe a dark cloud follows them around.