To me this is an attitude and a way of being. Nothing is too big to handle and just get on with it.
It is a funny thing when you think about all the things that get your back up and p you off. Sometimes it is just little things that can wind you up and make you feel like you want to explode. Running away is not even an option, because in your mind you cannot run far enough. Handling things takes a lot of willpower because it is sometimes so much easier to just surrender.
One thing I have learnt from my own personal experience is you get used to situations, because somewhere, sometime you have been through that before or witnessed someone else going through it. It now becomes a reference point and you are able to think about the many different scenarios. You always need to take into consideration that we are all different and do things differently. That sounds so obvious, but if you really think about it, you will be more tolerant when people do things that don’t fit into your way of doing it.
Tolerance seems to have gone out of the window these days and it is quite obvious when you are out and about. You witness people snapping at each other and just generally being rude and unkind. How often do you imagine what it must be like to be in their shoes? Do you ever stop to think about why others are behaving a certain way? I still don’t believe that there should be any excuse for bad behavior and selfishness.
As people, we should strive to be a little more tolerant and a lot kinder to one another. My gran always reminded me of a saying “Do unto others as you would like done unto you”
How often do you go out of your way to make the world a better place and when you come across unkind and unfriendly people, how much energy do you have to put into trying to get people to be a nicer version of their horrible selves.
I have made it my mission to impact people in a positive way and get them to at least stop and think about their behaviour. I can say this doesn’t always work in my favour and I am left more angry and disappointed that when I started. I also don’t always have the energy to engage with rude obnoxious people, because the negativity that comes with it is so negative and destructive, it is just not worth it.
So the best advice I can give you is that you can only do this when your energy is high and you have the capacity to take disappointment head on when it backfires in your face. Do it for the feeling you get from trying and most of the time you will keep trying because when it works it is a feeling like no other.
Getting a good reaction from another person and swinging a negative encounter into a good one is so rewarding. We also know by now that the more we practice something, the better we get at it. Never give up and always take the attitude of: Bring it on!
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