Confront the negativity in your team.

When people start complaining, call it out.

When they start focusing on the problems, point to possible solutions.

When they point out the faults in others, be quick to point out the strengths.

When fear and despair pervade the atmosphere, set the temperature to hope and enthusiasm.

When they start to drag people down with them, ensure that they aren’t the most influential person in the room.

And confront the negativity in yourself.

Catch yourself when you start getting bogged down in the challenges.

Correct yourself when you start whining.

Be conscious of your body language when you feel your shoulders start to slump.

Constant negativity is a battle that we must fight every day.

And we must win.

The alternative is truly terrifying.

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