April 26, 2013 by Jeff Hurt
Cynicism is contagious!
So is hope!
Which do you display the most? Cynicism or hope? And if you work with others that are true cynics, do NOT forward this post to them. It will just make matters worse.
Cynicism is an ugly lavishness that you don’t need. It is an indulgent-self-serving extravagance that is dreadfully obnoxious and unattractive.
Cynicism can derail a career quickly. It can rot a meeting the way termites rot a house. It can suck the life out of you in seconds and rob you of hope. Cynicism can spread like a wildfire and create a conference mental crisis of epic proportions. It is something you should avoid at all costs!
Cynicism is a luxury you can’t afford.
Here are nine ways to tell if you are on the verge of losing all hope as you embrace cynicism.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, cynicism is
a disposition to disbelieve in the sincerity or goodness of human motives and actions…
Cynicism is the presence of negativity. There are a lot of reasons why many of us revert to cynicism from it being our defense mechanism to it being a way to keep from opening up to others to being a habit. Cynics always choose to doubt, disbelieve and discredit, even if there is not a logical reason to do.
In order to overcome cynicism, we have to ask ourselves a few basic questions:
Once we’ve done that, then we can consider steps to moving from cynicism to hope.
With some work, patience and intentionality, we can turn cynicism into hope and positivity. There is hope for us yet!
When is being a cynic a positive thing? What results do most cynics receive from their cynicism?
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I love this post more than anything I’ve read so far today (you set the bar pretty high)… 🙂
Most of all, I think cynicism is BORING.
Great recovery program, BTW!
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