Three Things — Meh.
Three Things, my Wednesday post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.
One. This —
There’s always going to be someone (probably lots more) who have strong opinions about what you should be doing. Whether it’s for your business, in life, with your kids, shoot with your eyebrows for that matter. From big to downright small details.
Good! Good for them. It’s none of your business what they think about you. And when they want to tell you allll about it you can cut them off and walk away, or nod your head and say “ok, thanks.” And then walk away and just do whatever the heck you want.
It’s so easy to take it personally. Because it is. It’s personal to them. Their unsolicited and often unwanted advice has everything to do with them and very little to do with you. Remember that as you’re nodding your head before you do the walk away. I know that’s what I did. I saw she was scared to take chances and risks in life. I saw that for her, how I lived my life was too much. I was upset for weeks after hearing her thoughts. And then I understood it wasn’t about me at all.
Her opinion of my life was all about her. As they say in Italy, Va bene.
Two. Dream Collaboration —
Three. I love this line. —
“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”
—J. D. Salinger, “A Girl I Knew”