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How to Believe in People Again

02/02/2015 10:58 am ET | Updated Apr 04, 2015

We all struggle to make it through life. Remember that. Have empathy for others. A must-watch for those who have lost faith in others, doubted humanity, pushed the doors to their minds and hearts closed.

Here's what you can do:

1. Don't play the victim game. We often feel that people can't understand us, so we start separating ourselves from them. But there's 7 billion people on the planet, and thousands of years of human history. You are not alone, nor are you going through something that no one can understand. It's easier to believe in people again when you realize that people can understand you.

2. Share who you are. The way to trust people again is to share your thoughts, your feelings, your beliefs, your ambitions, your dreams with people again. Trust that people will support you... but only if you give them reason to by sharing yourself authentically.

3. Network with your positive network. If everyone seems like a jerk, but you have at least one positive person who you work with at your job, go out to lunch with them. Start talking with them and get to know their friends. Go out to lunch with their friends. Go out to dinner with their friends. Positive people tend to attract other positive people and as soon as you reconnect with your friends who are positive, who do believe in people, who do believe in you, who do cheer you on, you start to access their network of other people like that.

Follow the advice in this video and the points above and soon you'll find more supportive people who believe in you, who want to engage with you, who you have enthusiasm to meet and see again and then you have what we call The Charged Life.

[Idea: Be sure to share this with your team or friends struggling to reconnect with people and have optimism in humanity again]

About Brendon Burchard
Brendon Burchard is one of the most followed personal development trainers of our time, and a Global Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life's Golden Ticket. Brendon is also the star and executive producer of the #1 self-help show on both YouTube and iTunes, and his social media posts reach over 10,000,000 people per week worldwide. A popular seminar trainer and speaker, he was recently named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the world's Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement, along with Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Joel Osteen, Arianna Huffington, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Oz, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. Entrepreneur Magazine rates his marketing seminar for thought leaders, called Experts Academy, as one of the Top 5 Must-Attend seminars for entrepreneurs. Larry King calls him "one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world." Recognized as a thought leader in human motivation and business marketing, Brendon is the recipient of the Maharishi Award and he sits on the Innovation Board at Xprize Foundation. Visit his website or blog for more information.