Happy Thursday. Remember to start each day with gratitude. Have a wonderful day. Enjoy.
The lesson of “when they’re being them, you can still be you”
Always do your best…….treat people well and with respect. No matter the reason, when we don’t treat people with respect, we are saying a lot about ourselves, and about our brand. It doesn’t mean that no matter how they treat you, you have to take the high road and enable their bad behaviour. Rather, there comes a time in our lives, when enough is enough. At that moment, you just have to let it go. If it can’t be fixed, if it doesn’t feel right to your soul, if your heart knows what your head doesn’t want to admit. Then it is time for us to summon grace…..the grace to quietly, and respectfully remove ourselves from those relationships that will harm us emotionally or physically. That’s hard when you feel like you’re under attack. But in that moment, it is so important to respond with a gentle heart and an abundance of self esteem. Because the truth is, they can’t harm you once you let them go, and it is their understanding that is faulty, not yours.
People who attack others on a personal level are all out of love for themselves. While those with strong self-esteem will always be impeccable with their words. They have the knowledge, the spirit, and the heart to know that negative energy will always find its way back to them. So exit graciously, when it comes to that in any relationship. How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you. It’s ok to be angry, it’s never ok to be cruel. A good rule to live by is reverse the roles and consider how I would feel if I were on the opposite side of things, and then do what you would want done for you. A vindictive mind will always be soulless, but a peaceful mind is a powerful mind, because that peace sustains you from inside. Namaste
E. Mackey said “Seriously, be strong, and know when enough is enough. Take your stand, speak up, and refuse to let others hurt you. Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all. Don’t consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval. And don’t make space in your heart to hate them. You don’t have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions. Leave them to their own judgments. Let people love you for who you are, and not for who they want you to be. Or walk away if you choose. They can’t harm you if you don’t let them.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive Life Coach