A lot of people take things personally. And because they get so caught up in this unhealthy game over who is right and who is wrong, they fail to realize that other people’s opinions of them don’t matter at all.
Today I would like to share with you 10 awesome reasons why you should no longer take things personally so that you can live your life in peace and harmony and focus on what truly matters.
10 Reasons Why You Should No Longer Take Things Personally
1. It has nothing to do with you
2. None of it has any real value
3. Truth needs no defending
4. It’s all just a distraction
5.When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance
In the Tao Te Ching, more than 2500 years ago, Lao Tzu spoke about this in a way that only he knew how:
“Whether you go up the ladder or down it, your position is shaky. When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.” ~ Lao Tzu
6. It’s not worth it
7. People will try to attack what they don’t understand
Whenever someone tries to judge or criticize you, instead of taking things personally, remember this awesome quote from Star Trek:
“Small words from a small being, trying to attack what it doesn’t understand.” ~ Borg Queen
8. Hurt people hurt people
Hurt people hurt people. And if somebody tries to make you feel anything other than loved, it’s only because they are hurting inside. Just look how beautifully Don Miguel Ruiz spoke about this in his book, The Four Agreements:
“But it is not what I am saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said. You are hurting yourself. There is no way I can take this personally.” ~ Miguel Ruiz
Be wise enough not to judge, attack or criticize those who judge or criticize you. Instead, send them your peace and a silent blessing. Always remember that what you put out there, will come back to you. Put only good.
10. If others don’t value you is only because they don’t value themselves
We are all sacred beings whose real value can’t be counted. We were all born this way – priceless. And if other people don’t recognize your true value, that’s only because they don’t recognize their own. Don’t take it personally.
And that;s about it. What about you? Out of these 10 reasons, which you do you think is the most important to remember when rempted to take things personally? You can share your comment in the comment section below 🙂