“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
I love this quote. I think it’s so true when I comes to criticisms or other situations that might make you feel inferior. However, i think it can be applied to more emotions than just inferior. I think it can be applied to almost anything. No one can make you feel anger without your consent. Sadness. Worthless. Uninspired. Joyful.
Basically, don’t let other dictate your mood, worth, emotions, work, etc. Feel and experience what you need to. Don’t let other peoples bad attitude rub off on you. This is a hard one for me. I’ve struggled with this my whole life. If someone else is cranky, it usually rubs off on me and everyone else around them. If someone cuts me off, I tend to mimic their road rage. The list of examples could go on and on. My point is don’t let that effect you.
Be comfortable thinking, “you’re upset, but I’m having a good day.”