Imagine, for a moment, your longest day at work or home (only for a moment because we don’t dwell in negativity).…..
Okay, how do you feel ? What’s caused that for you?
For me, specifically, it’s being yelled at by customers and/or just flat out being treated badly. Whether it’s from something that has caused them to feel this way, that is projected onto me. It is then my job to do the best I can to turn their experience around and leave them feeling good. Another feeling is being spoken to as if I am annoying you in some way, when this is the first time I may even be saying anything to you. It makes me feel like I just am the last person in the world that you want to deal with and that is never my intention at all.
But what about me? What if I decided that your bad attitude and negativity that was projected on me, deserved to be given right back to you? Do you know how that made me feel? Do you know how it feels to be disrespected and yelled at because you’re unhappy by something I may not even have personally done? You probably do know that feeling, which is mind-blowing to me because you know how it feels, yet you still treat others the same way!
All I can say is, Thank God, I don’t treat people the way I feel.
Its easy to fall into the mindset of “keeping that same energy” but what if we changed that narrative?
What if we refocused on how we’re making someone feel when we snap at them for no reason? Or how we make people feel when we brush them off when something else has tainted our moods?
What if we focused on making people feel good despite feeling defeated and as if the world may be crashing down around us?
My biggest goal in life is to make people feel good when they are around me.I want people to feel encouraged, educated, happy, goofy, and that they can be their authentic selves around me.
I go through things on a regular basis, as I’m sure we all do, but I have never wanted people to feel unimportant in my presence. I want people to leave feeling like they are on top of the world just by one interaction with me. Do I always achieve that? No. But they can’t say I didn’t try.
So please pay attention to the way you treat people. Pay attention to your responses to negativity(I’m working on this on a daily basis). Pay attention to the energy you put out while interacting with others and ask yourself, “ What mark am I leaving on this individual?” You never know what that person is already going through; don’t be the one to push them over the edge, instead bring them back to the light.