Saturday, December 30, 2017

9 Quotes That Will Bring Peace When Dealing with Difficult People

Before we cross over to 2018, may we remember these wise words that are too good not to share! Credits to The Law of Universe for compiling them ...

So we can keep on re-reading (and learn from) the sound advice, here's compiling the text versions:

1. The greatest stress we go through when dealing with a difficult person is not fueled by the words and actions of this person -- it is fueled by your mind that gives their words and actions importance.

2. It's OK to be upset. It's never OK to be cruel. Rage, resentment, and jealousy do not change the hearts of others -- they only change yours.

3. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. Free yourself of the burden of being an eternal victim.

4. Stay positive when negativity surrounds you. Smile when others refuse to. It's an easy way to make a difference in the world around you.

5. Gossip and drama ends at a wise person's ears. Be wise. Seek to understand before you attempt to judge. Use your judgment not as a weapon for putting others down, but as a tool for making positive choices that help you build your own character.

6. Always set an example. Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you -- not because they are nice, but because YOU are. And do your best to be thankful for rude and difficult people, too -- they serve as great reminders of how not to be.

7. The way we treat people we strongly disagree with is a report card on what we've learned about love, compassion, and kindness. Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings, value the people who matter, and move on from the drama with your head held high.

8. Don't expect to see positive changes in your life if you constantly surround yourself with difficult people. The great danger of being around difficult people too often is that you start to become like them without even knowing it. Just because you are kind to someone does NOT mean you have to spend extra time with them.

9. If you really want to be happy and peaceful, then stop being afraid of being yourself, and stop thinking about what others think of you every second. There's nothing selfish about giving yourself enough space for self care. Experience life on your terms and you'll be life-giving to others.

 Have a meaningful year ahead, everyone! :)

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