Have you ever had an unkind coach, teacher, or boss of some sort?
Have you ever wondered if there was a better way to NOT allow that person to make you feel worse about yourself?
I have a very quick story to tell you that will equip you with what you need to NEVER again let the words, opinions, or actions of another person to penetrate your mind and get into your heart.
"DON'T ACCEPT THE GIFT"
Suppose I were to attempt to give you a "gift".
You choose to refuse the "gift".
To whom does the gift then belong?
ME, of course. The "gift" giver.
You get to choose what gifts you will accept and which ones you won't.
✅ Accept these gifts: feedback, constructive criticism, love, hope, encouragement.
❌Do NOT accept these gifts: put downs, cruel opinions, angry reactions (that clearly are a reflection of what is going on inside that person, not you), attempts to make you feel small or inadequate
Don't accept the gift if you don't want it, you get to choose!
Coach Andrew Simpson
P.S. An important initial step to having this mindset is to know who you are, know your strengths, know your value, and be on a committed mission daily to becoming the best you can be. If you are doing that, you will have the confidence to be unshakeable.