Don’t Take It Personally

One thing that I often end up saying on this blog is that which triggers you says more about you than it does about the other person.  If someone does something which bothers you, then the reason it bothers you is usually more about what exists in you.  Today I will remind you of a corollary of this.  When somebody says you are doing or saying something which bothers them, do not take it personally.  Remember, it almost definitely says more about them than it does about you.

In fact, very little in this world is aimed at you.  I don’t mean this personally (and you definitely shouldn’t take it that way!), but it is the truth.  People are busy with their own lives, trying to get by as best they can.  If they make time in their busy life to say something negative about you, or do something which you think is designed to hold you back, then it says way more about them than it does about you.  It is not personal at you, it is them.

Don’t take it personally.  The less you rely on others for reassurance, and the less you let the opinion of others dictate your actions, the happier your life will be.

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