“Wow, that’s really brave of you.”
“Good luck with that….It probably won’t work.”
“That’s really awesome. I’m really excited for you.”
“LA is the worst.”
I’ve gotten the whole spectrum of reactions when I told people I was going to move to Los Angeles. If I didn’t know any better I would’ve let what others thought or said get to me. I’ll admit, some of it did and I considered what they said depending who they were and my relationship to them, but at the end of the day I’m here in LA and my life is completely different than what it was a year ago.
What I’ve learned is that when someone responds to you, it says more about them than what they’re commenting on. What they say is an indication of the person they are.
This is why I take advice with a grain of salt. Even the things you’re reading here on this blog and the things I write… you should read and consider, not just blindly accept.
This is why we do interviews- to find out more about the thought process and character of a person.
This is why we have conversations- to hear what a person has experienced and how they see the world.
What a person says- and how they say it- is a reflection of them, the same way the things you say are an indication of you.
Having this realization has changed the way I respond to things. I try to stay calm and unoffended regardless of what is happening around me. If I don’t get the response I wanted, I try to think about if it was what and how I said it. I have become more aware of my words and the impact it has on others.
What are the things you are saying and how are you saying it?
“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin
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