“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain…Healing takes courage, wed we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” — Tori Amos
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about adversity, choices and change in personal and professional environments. It is sad that sometimes people might jump to conclusions about us or others for reasons we don’t understand. They could intentionally or unintentionally say hurtful things for different reasons. Maybe they are nervous, oblivious, angry or their delivery/intent just plain sucks. It could be there was not time to take a step back and ask about all sides of the situation, they didn’t know the whole story or perhaps just didn’t care because they were really busy.
“Don’t judge the truth you know and feel based on how other people are responding to it because they may be looking with a limited vision” –Iyanla Vanzant
Today I am here to remind you to not allow one person’s opinion or words sway you and throw you off kilter. Be true to yourself and always strive to be more. Forgive those who take their anger out on you and say unkind things, especially when you know its not true to who they are or want to be. Being emotionally intelligent in all areas of our lives is a process and in one way or another, we are always working to be more or better. Be kind to yourself.
Let’s face it, life doesn’t come in a neatly packaged box with a red bow tied around it. When the moments of uncertainty pop up it’s up to us to figure out how we are going to handle it, what to let go of, what to keep and what we are supposed to be learning. And so the answers don’t always come when we want them to. But they do come, so hang in there because you will figure out how to re-invent yourself. You’ve got this and you have all of the tools you need to find the way.