June 23, 2020 – Injecting positivity into the Croatian mindset – learn the simple secret from a successful Dutch entrepreneur in Split.
Last year, I wrote an article called The 3 Stages of Learning for a Foreigner in Croatia: Love, Hate & Nirvana.
If you like my writing, I think it is one of my better pieces, and it reflects my 18-year journey as a foreigner in Croatia to my current state of Nirvana, with no drugs involved.
If I had to summarise my findings which got me to that blissful state, I guess it would be something like this:
1. Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can, and have the wisdom to know the difference.
2. Do not try and change Dalmatia, but expect Dalmatia to change you.
3. Surround yourself with only positive people doing progressive things. There are SO many of them in Croatia, all living in their own bubbles. Connect those bubbles.
It really is that simple.
The Permanent International Ambassador of Positivity in Croatia, Dutch Entrepreneur Jan de Jong in Split, reached Nirvana long before me, and with a much healthier bank balance thanks to his successful entrepreneurial endeavours here.
It seems that we are on the same page when it comes to positivity and the Croatian mindset. Here is what he wrote:
Why are Croats who move abroad often becoming more successful than they were back home in Croatia? ?? Let me try to draw a picture here:
✅ If you hang around 5 confident people, you will become the 6th
✅ If you hang around 5 intelligent people, you will become the 6th
✅ If you hang around 5 millionaires, you will become the 6th
✅ If you hang around 5 people who only complain about how nothing is possible in Croatia, unless… – guess what: You will become the 6th
For this exact reason I always choose the people I surround myself with very carefully. I am very allergic to negative people and will exclude those type of people from my life ⛔
People who only tell me how bad things are or how things are very difficult here, those people don’t get much attention either.
People who are optimistic, who have plans on how to improve their life and lives of others, who are honest and hardworking – with those people I can spend all day discussing all kinds of things. ??
So, ask yourself:
? Who are the 5 people you hang out with?
? How is this affecting you?
Do you agree? ??
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