At some point in our lives, we’re going to meet people who have the tendency to highlight the negative things in life. Depending on our tolerance gauge, it might be hard to listen to their criticisms and not take it to heart. But as challenging as they may be, we can never really blame them for making us feel (or not feel) a certain way. We’re responsible for our reactions and emotions – we have the power to let them affect us. Here are a few tips to remember when we’re with the critical thinkers of our lives:
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life is that no one else is responsible for your health and happiness. We each have the power within to create the life we want. No one can do that for you. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying happiness is the end all be all to our lives but I believe, subconsciously, we often tend to look to others to fulfill our hopes, dreams, and expectations of happiness. We don’t need a relationship to make us happy, we don’t need a career to define who we are, and we don’t need a big house to prove we’ve made it. Our lives our worth more than what’s in our bank account, what brand we’re wearing, or who we’re associating with. All of us are here for a greater purpose – to contribute to the good of mankind and be responsible stewards of mother earth. Our happiness doesn’t come from things or people, they come from within, so that no one can ever rob us of it.