Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Art of Taking It Personally

I’m tired of people tell me not to take things personally.

Excuse me, but who are you to tell me what not to feel?

THE WAY I SEE IT: Telling someone not to take it personally is like asking that person not to think of a pink elephant.

You can’t do it. There’s a natural pushback mechanism that won’t allow that to happen.

So why fight it?

Consider this:
When you take it personally, you lead with your heart.
When you take it personally, you take hold of the future.
When you take it personally, you make conscious choices.
When you take it personally, you remain focused on what you believe.
When you take it personally, you educate people about what’s important to you.
When you take it personally, you fuel yourself with enough emotion to create change.

Furthermore:

If you never take it personally, you never gain ownership over it.
If you never take it personally, you never take responsibility for it.
If you never take it personally, you never give yourself permission to change it.

THE REALITY IS: We take things personally because we’re persons.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.

MY SUGGESTION: Take more things personally.

After all, the people who take things personally are the only ones who make things better.

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