Eleanor Roosevelt once said “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” The truth is that regardless of what happens to you, your emotions are not determined by the circumstance or what others think, say, or do. You have the choice about how you will feel at any given time.
Don’t take things people say and negative things that happen in your life personally. But make sure to take all the wonderful compliments you receive and positive events that occur in your life very personally! You have the control to accept what you hear and experience or not to. By accepting the positive and rejecting the negative, you will attract more of the former and less of the latter into your life.
Excerpted from Developing Patience and Perseverance in an Impatient World available on Amazon.com in paperback or as a Kindle download.