Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, BECAUSE THOSE WHO MIND DON’T MATTER AND THOSE WHO MATTER DON’T MIND. (Dr. Seuss) *
I’ve learned the hard way that there are people in this world who only like you when you do what they want you to, the way they want you to. I read somewhere that if you can’t say “no” to someone, then you can’t really say “yes” to them either. (Really think about that a minute. It blew me away.)
The people who truly care about the real you will accept the “no.” They probably won’t like it. You might have to agree to disagree. Everyone might have to compromise a bit to come up with a solution everyone can live with. The people who matter understand that.
It’s about respect, on all sides.