Friendly reminder to ‘be the duck’, and let the “haters” roll off your back today!
There are going to be people who have something to say about the game, how it was won, everything…
Today is a prime day for baiting people into losing their minds, so don’t fall for it! Don’t let them get the best of you, don’t let other people’s troll tactics take away from the victory of what your team did; let’s just bask in the glory and celebrate!
Congratulations Patriots! ❤️🏈💙
A slightly different transformation Tuesday…
This comment found its way into my inbox: “we get it, you wear yoga pants and copy n paste motivational quotes” and if I can be 100% transparent, a year or two ago this message would have CRUSHED me; I would have gone on the defensive, I would have considered the opinion of this ONE person so important that I might have actually quit; packed up shop, and stopped posting any health or wellness stuff. I would have been hurt, humiliated, and sent into the depths of self-sabotage.
Now? In all honesty, while it’s NEVER fun to get such messages, I didn’t even grace it with a response. I let my posts speak for themselves… OBVIOUSLY, I’m fully in the game and not just wearing the fitness stuff, or copy pasting the quotes, so I’m gonna save my energy for those worthy of it, not some hateful troll with too much time on their hands.
Growth is radical! Be the duck, let the words and actions that don’t LIFT you UP, ROLL off your back.
… but take no shit! Seriously, it has been a battle lately in my life. I won’t bore you with the details, but it has been a struggle. I am not sure when I issued out a challenge to heap loads of crap on me, but that’s how its been lately. And I am frustrated with it, and I am over it.
I don’t like to fight or get nasty, but I am equally tired of being walked all over. It’s tiresome. As I said earlier, I try very hard to be the duck – not for anyone else’s benefit, but because I know my own health is in direct relation to my stress levels.
Some things you can’t let slide though. What some people might tag as little errors can have a BIG impact on someone’s life, which is my problem lately.
Standing up for yourself can make you seem combative, but sitting back and taking it makes you a doormat. Neither is ideal, but at the end of the damn day (is my frustration palpable yet?), I refuse to sit back and take it. I have been through a lot in recent years, paying quite a dear price for the errors or misdeeds of others. I am human. I can only take so much. If I make a mistake, I own it, and I deal with the consequences. But frankly, I am beyond tired of paying the consequences for other peoples mistakes (while they mainly get off scot-free, further adding insult to injury).
Done and over it it. I’m not trying to do any harm, but I’m not trying to take any shit either.