I don’t know about you, but there have been many times in my life when people have said things to me and I thought “OH NO!” They don’t like me, think I am stupid, I am not good enough, I am a loser, fill in the blank ———. We have all been there at one time or another in our lives, right and we take it personally! We become dejected, we feel sorry for ourselves, we let the “drunken monkey, negative Nellie or whatever you call that negative voice in your head take over. You want to put your head over your ears so you don’t have to listen anymore.
In the book, The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz’s second agreement is “Do Not Take Anything Personally.” It is a great read and a great book, but it really hit home with me when I read it many years ago. I was taking everything personally, all of the little rebuttals as I tried to grow my business. And it took a while and a lot of self-talk, but I have managed to be more open to the fact, it isn’t always about me.
This past week, I went to services and the Rabbi talked about not taking things personally and he used an acronym I had not heard before, but makes perfect sense – QTIP = Quit Taking It Personally
Many of use Q-Tips for various reasons, and now, it is a wonderful acronym for something we all need to remember –
Quit Taking It Personally!
Be open to the possibilities,