People Can’t Break You If They Don’t Make You

There are a lot of angry people in the world and some days it seems like they all live and work around me. 

The good news is that they don’t.  Too often we let people get inside of our head or play with our emotions and they have no right to either one.

Some people are better at ignoring the pests that buzz around in my head than I am.  I know that everyone cannot be pleased but I’m lying if I say it doesn’t bother me sometimes.

So how do I combat it? 

1.  I eventually realize that the person who is angry will eventually be angry and talk bad about somebody else very soon.  It’s usually their nature, almost a hobby for them.

2.  I realized that their opinion of me doesn’t make me and in the long run the truth will win.  It always does.

3.  They are not a majority.  They are loud and the loudest one in the room is usually the weakest one in the room.

At the end of the day the people throwing stones don’t get to break you because they had no hand in making you who you are. 

Keep your head up and lean on those who truly support you.  They are likely waiting to lift you up.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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