Be a Tiger!
Do you know that if someone doesn’t like you for whatever reason, they will do anything in their power to hurt you? Do you also know that it is not really you they don’t like, that it’s really themselves or something about themselves they don’t like?
A few years ago, I had a manager that told a really hurtful lie about me on my performance review. She tried to ruin my character and my reputation as a great worker. Thank God, I am confident in who I am as a person, so the lie didn’t bother me in regards to my feelings, because I knew the lie was not the truth and she had just confirmed her trustworthiness. However, it did bother me to the fact that she lied about me to others, who could be my future managers. The lie she told, was that I had made racial comments to another co-worker. Now, I would think that if I had done such a thing, why wasn’t I confronted about that when it supposedly occurred and not wait a year later to note it in my review. Those that really know me, also know that is not how I roll. Besides that, I have several blood lines within me, so that would be like me talking about or not liking myself. I confronted the person she claims told her I had sad such a comment to him, and of course he denied it. Yet, whenever I run into him after we say our hello, he always have a look of shame in his eyes. But, if he did say that, in my heart I have forgiven him, for he as well as others, are aware of the manipulative games that manager plays.
My point in telling you this anecdote is to encourage you to throw off your worries, when you throw off your clothes at night. All any of us can do is to make sure we live each day to our ability and not live worrying about every difficult challenge we may face each day. Don’t allow yourself to sit around thinking of stressful thoughts. Life will be full of difficulties and challenges, we just have to stay strong in mind and in our souls. Don’t ever do what they want you to do, which is to stoop to their level and get out of character. Lies can’t withstand forever and the truth eventually shall appear. I am proud to say, I have had several other managers since then and have excelled in so many ways.
Remember this, there will always be such sheep in life who will try to knock you down, but you must Remain Strong As A Tiger!