Do you remember this old saying? I remember saying it as a child when someone would call me a name.
“I’m rubber and you’re glue. Everything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!”
It gave power. It felt good to say it. Even today I’m tempted sometimes when I run into judgmental people. I suppose we’re all judgmental sometimes. I might be guilty of that now as I post this. But, seriously, sometimes I get so frustrated.
Then, I remember something I learned in a child development class. You can’t control how somebody else feels, you can only control how you feel. Don’t let a person’s view of you have too much power. This is so true and has been my saving grace at times.
If someone lives a modest life, are they still successful? If you don’t drive a new car, have a large house, fancy clothes and a college education, are you still successful? What do you think of when you hear the word success? Contrary to the belief of some people I know, I don’t think money equals success. If a person is happy, works hard, treats others with respect and tries to do the right thing, then they are successful in life. If you are able to overcome hardships and live a full life, then you are successful. That’s my view on it, anyway.
Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.~~Basil King