What Do People Say About You Behind Your Back?

If you only knew, it might drive you nuts.

But it doesn’t matter.

What you say in front of the mirror looking into your eyes is more important.

I go through a routine every morning while shaving where I ask whether I am living up to my desires as a person.

If you don’t like yourself than criticism from others can hurt and divert your attention from more important things.

And when you DO overhear an unflattering remark from a co-worker, friend or family member?

One way to regain control is to not react to what you overheard but respond.

If the criticism is fair, then say, “I could actually do better in that area”.

If it is unfair then say “Sorry, I reject it”.

What eats at us is hurt feelings that comes from criticism.

Some criticisms are good.

Others just hurtful.

But you are always in control.