“Its nothing personal. Just business.”
“Don’t take it personally.”
“Don’t take it to heart.”
It can be so difficult to NOT take things personally sometimes, especially when they sound like those cliché phrases that I’ve mentioned above. I, for one, get defensive super quickly and that’s something I’m trying to work on. As part of my Life-Cleanse (read about it on You Just Gotta Want It) this will be this weeks challenge, and for those who do take things personally: don’t take it personally.
By taking it to heart, it gives the other person an advantage and makes you, to be blunt, feel shitty about yourself.
And why should you? Whether it’s someone in the workplace, friend, family member, or significant other, you shouldn’t feel less than what you think you are. Chances are, that person may be having a shit day and taking it out on you and others. There’s also always the option that they’re just a shit person in general.
People can suck sometimes. Don’t be too hard on yourself. The words “perfect” and “human” will never go hand-in-hand. Just be the best version of you. Put on a smile and kick some non personal ass!
” Try not to take things personally. What people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.”