Friday, December 23, 2016

Don't take things personally


If you can stop taking things personally, you will be happier. I am pretty sure that everyone knows about this; however, it is easier said than done.


I have never thought carefully about it until one day when I found myself being frustrated with other people’s actions. Let me share my experience with you.


I went to the store; as I walked into the front door, the lady pushed a shopping cart toward me because the exit and the entrance were the same. So I stopped to let her out. And while I was stepping back, I didn’t know that there was another lady behind me. I accidentally stepped on her foot; I said sorry to her but seemed like she didn’t accept my apology. I could tell from her attitude because she gave me a dirty look.  Her behavior bothered me, and I felt like my mood was ruined.


This is just one example of situations in my routine life. As we are human beings, we can’t avoid facing unpleasant circumstances. I have realized that I can’t control people’s behaviors, attitudes, and unpredicted incidents.


If I still let myself get frustrated, I would never be happy because there will always be an unpleasant incident. When things frustrate me, I need to change my attitude and stop taking things personally. What others say or do is not about me; it’s about them. Now I have found myself being happier since that day, I have changed my attitude.
I hope you can do it as I did and you will be happier. Stop taking things personally!


"Don't take anything personally because by taking things personally you set yourself  up to  suffer for nothing."

-Miguel Ruiz





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