Some people are joy suckers. They can enter any situation and suck the fun right out of the room. It is a gift really. A gift I appreciate as much as a good case of pink eye. The unfortunate thing is, a bad attitude is just as contagious.
We can all have off days. This is not what I am talking about. I am talking about people who choose to have a bad attitude on a consistent basis. A bad attitude is a choice. I discussed that in: Your Attitude Is A Choice: Make A Different Choice.
But what is the cornerstone issue someone is dealing with? What does that person need to change to become a joyful person versus a joy sucker? They need less – self.
Originally posted in July 2013.