Realistically whether good or bad, people would always have an opinion of us. A lot of times, this happens because the expectations of others of us may not be what who we are or how we want to live our lives. Unfortunately, when we do not conform to what people expects of us, we may not be their biggest fan and or they may not like us or what we do. Today on motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on what I call, “let them say”.
One of the hardest positions to occupy is that of leadership. As a leader you would be judged. Leadership in my humble opinion is not just about been the top man / woman in an organisation. Leadership is when you take charge in an area of need to help people; to meet specific needs. When you rise up to function the way you know, people who do not do anything or people who may not lift a finger in service are the ones, most of the time, that judge you.
Whether in leadership or not, there comes a time in all of our lives when we must “let them say”. In the next few lines, let’s look at some things that may help change our thoughts especially if we are one of those ones whose hobby is to judge others.
There is a saying that says, “be kind, for everyone you meet is going through something you know nothing about“. See in life, a lot of us “fight battles” we can’t dare to share with anyone because of the fear of being judged. We forget sometimes that challenges and set backs are part of life. Instead of being the judge, you can:
Show Kindness by Reaching Out!
Kindness is something we all must give to others. We do not have to have all we ourselves want or hope to have before we can be kind to others. When people “draw away”, instead of judging them, we can reach out to them by saying, how are you doing? or what’s going on? Let’s learn to encourage people instead judging them. All shall be well could be a good medicine to a broken hearted or discouraged.
When I get people say to me, “you haven’t called or you only text me or you don’t visit me” and all, I wonder if they do the same thing? If I used to call and all of a sudden, I do not recently or lately, why don’t you do the calling? This is kindness! What people forget is that, “others may be busier than normal” or “have life challenges they are dealing with”. Let’s think about that and be kind because we want to be kind.
To live a courageous and fulfilling life, we must all “let them say”. Here are a few things I want to encourage you about the thoughts of others of you:
1, In most cases, we think others are thinking of us or about us but a lot of times, they are thinking about themselves; the bills they have to pay, the course they need to finish, the kids they have to care for, the new house they are trying to rent and on and on.
2, Other people’s thought of you should not change your plan, vision or goals and ideas. Do what you have to do anyway. WHY? People would always have an opinion especially if it does not align with what they expect of you.
3, The most important reason why you should not care about what others think, feel or expect of you is that, God, your Father created you for a reason. Provided you are doing His will for you, you must NEVER worry about what others think of you. Do as you wish especially when you are living according to God’s will for you. End of story!
So, stop living life like the world is not big enough for you. Live life and live it to the fullest. Use your God-given gifts, achieve your purpose, take time out to do something that would add value to you and bring God glory. God didn’t make us to live an average life, He made us to live a fulfilling life, so He can be glorified. So, live life and let them say.
I want to thank you so much for stopping by today and for reading. Do live life to the fullest and be who you want to be, no matter what. People would have opinion of you or what you do but don’t let it stop you, just let them say while you are busy been who you want to be.
Do take care and have an amazing week. Compliments of the season my friends.
Much Love, Mojisola
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