Ride ’em cowboy! Hang on it’s going to be an exciting ride through the day. Things are moving at a faster pace than you may have anticipated. Hold on and you’ll not only get through the ups and downs, but you’ll have some fun doing it. It’s another day to keep your focus and look at the situations with calm mindfulness.
You’ll be able to see what’s really going on and that will help keep your emotions in check. Others will be in dismay at your calm response, because they are expecting you to blow a gasket and allow anger to take over. Don’t give them the satisfaction of falling into their box. They are counting on you to lose control and prove their point to others. Remain calm and you’ll win another battle.
No one else can define who or what you are, unless you allow them to. So don’t take on their labels, or get upset about their pathetic insults. They don’t matter, because you know they’re not true. You make the choice about what kind of person you’re going to be. Own it! Be responsible for it and be willing to go against the negative expectations others have tried to lay on your shoulders. That’s their baggage, not yours. So don’t pick it up and you won’t have to carry it for them.