Impactful Advice Shared by Smart Women
This week in my GenX Power Professional Women Facebook Group, one of the questions posed was to share the most impactful advice they had ever received.
All the advice shared was incredible! As I read through the comments, I could see how it was impactful and I thought it should be shared publicly for others to read.
Sometimes we receive something at exactly the right time and it can change our day, our week, or even our life.
I hope that happens for you if you are reading this.
Broken people communicate with hatred and harshness. Don’t take it personally.
Either make more or want less.
Other peoples opinion of you is none of your business.
Integrity is demonstrated when no one else is looking.
Make room for other people’s ideas, thoughts, questions, and opinions.
“No” is a complete sentence.
Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Always be willing and ready to let go of a job or position, not only so I could move up but, to keep from blocking others behind me from fulfilling their destiny.
This next one really resonated with me:
Not everyone is gonna like you.
Not everyone is gonna choose you, or get you, or have your back.
Not everyone is gonna invite you.
Not everyone is gonna claim you as their favorite or their best friend.
Not everyone is gonna trust you.
Not everyone is going to save you a seat, tell you their secrets, or include you in every group text.
And it’s okay.
Is it fun? No, not especially, but it is part of life.
And the sooner we learn that it’s not our job to please everyone, or chase everyone, or beg them that we are worth liking, the better off we’ll be.
Be good to everyone. Don’t purposely give people a reason not to trust you, but save your energy for the ones who choose you, and lift you up, and make room for you at their table.
Your energy and your time and your heart are precious. It’s okay to protect them.
If this one doesn’t make you think, go back and read it again:
A man told his grandson: “A terrible fight is going on inside me — a fight between two wolves. One is evil, and represents hate, anger, arrogance, intolerance, and superiority . The other is good, and represents joy, peace, love, tolerance, understanding, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, and compassion. This same fight is going on inside you, inside every other person too.” The grandson then asked: “Which wolf will win?” The old man replied simply: “The one you feed.”
I could keep adding the nuggets of wisdom these ladies posted. I’m always blown away with their insight and input.
There are some beautiful souls in this Facebook Group and I am so thankful to be able to interact with each of them.
If you consider yourself a professional GenX or midlife woman, consider joining the conversation and fun.
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