Be Inspired – September 2021

A rude email set me off.

It came in yesterday morning and was the culmination of some not so nice contact and communication.

And I got mad.

Angry and frustrated, actually. 

I caught myself getting more upset as the morning wore on. I was writing responses back in my head defending myself. Then I would move to frustration and wanting to just give it all up, get off social media and not answer another email again.

At some point it hit me…

I was letting this one person dictate my entire mood and day! I was letting her be in charge. I was giving her all my power That one email was starting to seep into my attitude so that I wasn’t giving my best to my family, other clients, members or neighbors.

And that’s not the kind of power I want to give anyone else!

Only I have the power to determine my response to any situation. Only I have the power to change how I feel. Only I have the power to turn the other cheek. Only I have the power to learn from it and become better.

I may not be able to change what happens to me, but I can change how I respond to it.

That’s both awesome and also really hard!

It can feel easier to blame what happens TO us for how we feel, but when we dig deeper the truth is that only we decide how we react to those external things.

So the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, sends a rude email, ignores your texts, is late for a meeting or puts you on hold for the thousandth time, take away the power they have over you and move on.

Take back your own power! ????

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