If so, how did you end up feeling?
Do the emotions of frustration, sadness, and inadequacy come to mind?
I have realized, over the years, that I cannot be all things to all people. I am myself, one body and one mind, and cannot possibly do it all, or be it all.
It is an important lesson to learn.
It doesn't mean I cannot have high aspirations and hold myself to high standards. Instead, it means I need to be true to myself and really *know* who I am and live by listening to my heart.
It means acknowledging my feelings, good or bad, and take those steps to make my life happier, more joy-filled. And perhaps some of those steps might be distancing myself from situations that try to bring me down or cause me anguish, you know, negativity.
As life goes forward, there is a larger pool of people I come in contact with, and more I have experienced, and more places I have been. And even more chance that negativity can seep in. But I cannot let it. Life is too short to dwell on anything but the positive.
My friend, Rue, said
"It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of you when you're comfortable with yourself" and that is exactly what I take to heart.
How about YOU?