ruling out the naysayers
Hello my loves! Sorry for the late post! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty uneventful, despite a little lesson I learned, as I worked all three days!
I want to start off the post by reminding you that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to.
This past weekend, I was having a conversation with some coworkers about careers, when someone (who I had considered to be my friend) intervened. They wanted to let me know that I could NEVER be in this particular profession because I just don’t have the “right” personality.
My first reaction to this claim was defensive. I wondered what was wrong with me, and why my personality would prevent me from being successful at this job. After a slight falter in my confidence, I quickly realized the issue belonged not to me, but to the claimant.
Have you ever seen a happy person try to tear someone else down? Of course not, it’s not something they do. Happy people lift others up, cheer them on and celebrate their successes. On the other hand, when an unhappy person encounters a happy one, they will try anything to bring that joy down to match their miserable level.
Someone likely criticized this person, and told them the exact thing that they tried to say to me: you can’t. Instead of breaking the cycle, they targeted an innocently happy person, and tried to push their negativity onto me in order to make themselves feel better.
I immediately knew that there were two ways I could handle the situation: I could let their words deter me, make me upset and miserable (which is what they want) or choose the happy route.
I chose the happy.
Now the negative words that once upset me fuel my fire, inspire me work harder, in order to achieve my goals. I would advise all other people to choose this route, and add that naysayer to the soon to be long list of misanthropes that all passionately happy people are bound to encounter.
It takes the same amount of effort to be be sad and angry as it does to be truly exuberant. And I promise, the latter is much more fun.
I hope you all have a lovely week!
PS. Skye has finally been restocked for those of you asking!
PSS. I’m becoming a pilot.