Has anyone ever told you something that made you question your whole self? Have you ever been in a fight where someone painted you into a corner and made you a monster? Have you ever forgotten who you are based on the distortions of someone else’s opinion of your life? I have.
It took me a long time to understand that whatever word vomit someone wants to project on me is exactly that. It doesn’t mean I need to give it any life or help clean it up.
I have allowed a lot of past team members and friends along the way to weigh me down with their interpretations and opinions on what I was doing. The biggest thing that has changed recently is that I have a strong understanding that I am in control. I’m in control of my thoughts, my actions, and where I’m coming from. No one’s words hold value unless you give them some.
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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – DR. SEUSS
Not allowing other people’s words to affect me would be impossible without a solid foundation. I have a wife who holds me up, who reminds me of who I am if I start to even let in someone else’s darkness. I have surrounded myself with people who look to the light. That listen, that want me to win. I try to give that back to everyone I come into contact with. I want the best for everyone, even if it’s not the best for me.
EXTRA SLICE: Fear and Love. It seems that simple but Donnie Darko reminds us that it’s not.