Think of a time when someone was rude to you.

Or failing that, think of a time when someone has been difficult with you.

It’s so challenging to know how best to handle this kind of situation.

Rule number one. When they are rude or disrespectful, don’t take it personally, be silent and then simply move on.

Unfortunately for them, these people only understand from their level of perception, from the way they see the world. When their perception does not come from a place of compassion, love or understanding, it comes from a place of fear. And when we allow someone else to cause drama around us, by something they’ve done or said, they may feel in control of you at that moment.

Here’s a quote I swear by in such times:

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me.  The last of one’s freedom is the ability to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.” Victor Frankl

The truth is, when you react to the actions of what someone else does to you, you may not have set clear boundaries. We discussed setting positive boundaries in a previous blog.

Choosing to respond

You have the power within to choose how you respond. That’s right! Which means you are in control of the direction of what happens next. If you feel you’re over reacting to a situation, step away so you can regain your composure, and then choose your best way to respond.

To learn more about setting boundaries or choosing to respond rather than react, then reach out to me and schedule your free 45-minute session .