Being Supportive Matters
How do you deal with unsupportive people in your life? It’s not easy as we’ve all had to endure the negative or contrary attitude of a colleague, family member, or friend. I realize that everyone is not going to love my projects. It’s human nature to be envious of someone who is making more professional strides than we are. For example, if Sarah has recently found an agent who is pitching her book after just two submissions and you’ve submitted over 30 times, jealousy and envy may ensue. But what’s important is how you deal with those negative feelings. Are you going to be unsupportive of Sarah because she now has an agent? Or are you going to continue to support Sarah and possibly learn more about how she found an agent? It always makes more sense to support one another as writers and as human beings. I tend to agree to disagree with unsupportive and negative people because their attitudes are contagious and poisonous. Life is stressful enough, so why make it more stressful by enduring the antics of a nay sayer? What’s your take?