I shared the above quote (along with a message of my own) a few weeks ago on my Instagram page. I decided I wanted to share the quote—along with my message—with you as well:
look here More often than we’d like, we allow negative people to get the best of us and, in some cases, bring out the worst in us. By doing so, we are giving these people the power to take over our emotions. Don’t let them. Because at the end of the day, we can’t control the actions of others but we can control how we respond.
http://accessmbs.com/index.php It’s important to realize though, that in the times of weakness when we let the negativity take control, we always have the opportunity to get up, brush ourselves off, and start fresh. Don’t waste your day feeling negative vibes towards someone who doesn’t deserve an ounce of space in your mind to begin with. Use your day for good, spending time with the people who deserve your attention.
The inspiration behind this message stems from a less than pleasant encounter with a person who, let’s just say, I don’t think very fondly of. After the encounter, my anger towards this person clouded my thoughts and I reacted negatively as a result—not my proudest moment.
I basically gave this person the power to control my emotions. I allowed this person to infiltrate my thoughts for longer than they deserved. I allowed this person to get the best of me and bring out the worst in me.
Once my head cleared and I thought about it from this perspective, I decided I would no longer allow this person to take control over my emotions. I would not allow any more of my time, my thoughts, or my energy to be wasted on this person, or any other negative person for that matter. Instead, I will focus my time and energy on the people and things that bring out the best in me.