Sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, it’s not good enough or something comes along that seems to spoil any happiness we felt about making progress. Today I was able to get through something but towards the end something happened that made me anxious and instead of being able to just talk myself through the issue and tell myself that I just got a little nervous and other than that, I did okay, I had to hear negative comments about how I failed at something new.
While I’ve heard people say that you cannot let others bring you down (I know I’ve said it several times on this blog myself), just like getting through anxiety, it is not always easy. Let’s face it, when we love someone and we’re around them all the time, we want them to have a good impression of us and we don’t want them to think negatively about us or rip us apart with their words or actions. We are human beings and with that comes a level of sensitivity that is essential to keep close to our hearts. If we lose that sensitivity, we grow cruel and careless and that’s no way to live.
So how do we battle the negative words of others? How do we tell ourselves that what matters is how we feel about ourselves and that we are trying our hardest to get through our issues? How do we remain sensitive and caring while closing ourselves off to the caustic amount of negativity that brings us down? We remember that this is our fight and that those who want to help and encourage us are welcome to do so, but those who are negative should not make us feel any less powerful in our fight against fear.