How to not take it personally

An excerpt from this week’s newsletter, in case you missed it…

Don’t take it personally…

Do you ever jump to conclusions?  We all do it.  It’s a function of the human mind.  We need to know why things are happening, and when we don’t have much evidence, we make assumptions.

The thing that can make a difference in your life and

creating confidence is what you assume.

Imagine that you walk up to your colleague, who is busy at work at their desk.  You ask a question, and your coworker answers abruptly.  What do you assume?

It would be easy to assume that this coworker doesn’t like you, or is angry with you.  But why would you do that?  Do you have any real evidence that that is the case?  Or is it more likely that your coworker is busy and wants to get their work done, or is simply having a bad day?

When you make the assumption that your colleague’s response was personally against you, it’s because you subconsciously think you deserve it.  You don’t.  So next time you find yourself jumping to that personal conclusion, ask yourself what the evidence is, and what the other possibilities are.  Think about what’s really most likely – and what will serve you best.  Remember, you have the power!

Love, CarolAnn

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