We all want to be relevant. We want to live our lives. We want to do our own things, in our own ways. We want to be treated with respect and dignity. We want to grow. We want to stay important. We want to stay relevant.
How do we stay relevant? How do we keep growing?
To stay relevant in life, you MUST first think, see, and treat yourself in a relevant way. You must first see yourself as an important person. You must treat yourself in a respectful way. If you don’t know who you are, if you don’t know your values, if you don’t know how powerful you are, no one will care.
It is important to stay relevant if we are to enjoy life. The only critical way to stay relevant in life is to keep moving. We need to keep growing. We need to keep moving. We need to keep challenging ourselves, keep questioning our assumptions, keep connecting with others. We need to get out of our comfort zones. We need to keep trying new things.
To stay relevant, Will Rogers said, “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” No matter where you are, what you are doing, how you are doing it, don’t be comfortable. Don’t think you have nothing to learn anymore. If you keep that kind of mentality, you will miss lots of opportunities to grow and improve yourself.
Always challenge what you think you know. Open your mind to learn new things, to take new ideas, to question people and yourself. If you don’t bring in new ideas, new ways of doing things into your business, your business will not be around for long. If you don’t keep upgrading yourself, you can’t keep your job for long. If you want your life to be relevant, keep doing relevant things.
You cannot control what people do to you. You cannot control how people treat you. You cannot control how they react to you. People react the way they do because they see the world differently. They don’t see the world the way you do. They don’t think the way you do. They view the world through a different lens. They have the right to behave the way they behave. They have the right to act the way they act. They have the right to treat you the way they do. It is their choice. Choice matters.
You cannot control people’s behavior, but you can control how you react to them. You can control yourself. You can control your emotions. If people treat you in a bad way, you have the choice to treat them in a positive way or in a negative way. If people treat you in a bad way, don’t fight back with anger, resentment, but with love.
Instead of fighting back with resentment or anger, try to understand why they are behaving the way they do. They have reasons behind their actions- whether they are accepted or unaccepted. It is not good to fight back with anger because you don’t know what they are going through in life. We are all fighting something in life. We are all going through something in life. If people treat you in a bad way, don’t jump to conclusion, try to understand where they are coming from. If you take the time to know them, you will see that they are not as terrible as you have imagined them to be. People are naturally good, but they don’t know how to show it to others.
When people are acting in weird ways, don’t criticize them. Try to find out who they are, where they are coming from, how they have been living their lives, and what they have gone through in life. When you know where people are coming from, it is easier for you handle them. Sometimes when people are acting out, they are not acting to hurt you. They are fighting with themselves, not you. Learn not to take things personal. If you take things personal, you are hurting yourself. But if you don’t take things personal, you will not be impacted by them.
Dr. Wayne Dyer said, ” How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” It does not matter how people treat you, but how you react to it matters.