One of the GREATEST gifts we have in life is the freedom to choose. Each day, when we wake up and our feet hit the floor we can choose to have a good day! We can choose to rise above our circumstances and look for the good. We can choose what we let “get to us” and what we don’t. We can choose WHO we connect with, who we allow to influence us, and whose voices and input we are impacted by. Additionally, we can choose how we respond.
BUT, I know from experience, it can be extremely difficult to walk away from people, places, and things that are NOT serving us well. Negativity and ickyness surrounds us. We get hit from every angle. From the news, social media, and work environments, to our family, friends, and those living under the same roof.
How do we protect ourselves from all the noise that bleeds discouragement, steals our joy, deflates our ambition, and kills our dreams?
We walk away from the fault finder!
You know what I’m talking about right? The fault finder = a person who habitually finds fault, complains, or objects, especially in a petty way.
We graciously and strategically distance ourselves from what brings us down and draw near to the people, places, and things that build us UP!
When I point the “fault finder” out to my clients and the women I work with, and suggest they walk away, the question I continually get is, “HOW? I don’t know how to do it!”
I provide many suggestions based on their specific circumstances. But, here are a couple of places to start:
- Unsubscribe, unfollow, block, unfriend.
- Set boundaries and communicate them with others.
- Discover the TRUTH about who you are so you can stand tall, confident, and protect your heart.
What or who is not serving you well in your life right now? What do YOU need to walk away from? What do you need more or less of to help you move forward? I would LOVE to hear your answers, hit reply and let me know!
REMEMBER, one of the GREATEST gifts we have in life is the freedom to choose. Choose wisely and SHINE ON!