Who am I letting get to me?

Many people don’t like being told what to do. They want to feel in control and make independent choices about what they give their time and attention to.

Which is completely fine, however…

…at the drop of a hat, they will let their emotions carry them away by getting defensive, angry and drawn into the drama. They may even change their whole direction just to prove other people wrong.

You may not like being told what to do, but you ultimately let other people control you in a different way. Either way, the outcome is the same – you are being carried away by other people.

You are still being told what to do.

What’s the lesson?

It’s somewhat easier to reject overt instruction – like being verbally told what to do by someone else – but it’s much more difficult to recognise when your emotions are making irrational decisions for you and changing your behaviour based on how the people around you act and behave.

Ask yourself…

  1. Who’s carrying me away?
  2. Who am I giving control to?
  3. Who am I letting get to me?

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