By far, most people perform better if they are surrounded by people who believe in them rather than by people who are constantly pointing out their faults. Rather than focusing on what is wrong, focus on what is right.
Remember that there is a tremendous difference in believing in a person and believing in a person’s abilities. It is important to communicate to those around you that, beyond any present difficulties they may be experiencing, you see the value of who they are now and the potential of what they can become. Practicing an attitude of belief in other people will certainly not change the whole world, but it will certainly improve yours.
Believe in your world. If you are even slightly prone to negative beliefs, you must strenuously and vigorously expel all such thinking from your life. Not believing the best about the world in which you live will affect your life in the same way that not believing the best of people will—your negative attitude will shadow your thinking and cause you to miss opportunities.
Inundate yourself with encouragement, in both the materials that you read and the people with whom you associate.