Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Behind Your Back

We often worry about things that don't really matter, don't we?

One of the things that we often worry about that really shouldn't matter is what - in many cases - other people think and/or say about us.

Sure, there are some that we DO need to have some concern about their thoughts and words (spouse, our kids, and yes, our employee as well as those that we lead) but, even then, we can take it too far.

So, to "cut to the chase" or, in other words, to get right down to it, the people we are talking about are the people that really don't matter in our lives!

We try too hard to please those or impress those that really don't matter! And, if you think that they DO or SHOULD matter then ask yourself this very important question: WHY?

HINT: Don't start relationships off by being deceitful (doing and saying things in order to make them think that you are someone other than who you really are) and this should not be much of a problem for you!

"Keeping up with the Jones' " (Who the heck are these people anyway? I STILL haven't met them to see why they're so special.) and trying to impress certain people for egotistical reasons just brings extra stress and drama into your life. And there is NO NEED for it at all.

I once had a conversation with a guy who is older than me and was griping and complaining about a motorcycle he owned that was a very famous and very popular brand of motorcycle. After he went on and on about it I asked him, "So why do you own one?" Without hesitation he answered, "Prestige!". I paused for a couple of seconds and said, "You know, I'm old enough that I don't really care what people think about me or what brand of motorcycle I ride." He didn't quite know what to say once he realized what I was saying about him even though I never mentioned him or his name in what I said.

Do you want to know why some people will talk behind your back? It is simply because they don't have the "guts" or the character to talk to you about something to your face AND because what they are talking about is nothing of importance...and they know it!

LET THEM STAY THERE and let them watch you as you continue to move forward and make progress toward your goals and your dreams.

"They" will always be there and "behind your back" is where they are destined to remain.

YOU keep your eyes focused on what is ahead and don't EVER look back or give notice to those behind you that are there by their own doing (or LACK of doing).

And as you keep moving on, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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