5 THINGS WE SHOULD NEVER GIVE AWAY FREELY! THEY SHOULD BE EARNED.
Positive Energy: Those that don’t appreciate your positive energy will tend to drag you down. They do this by not acknowledging your hard work, your positivity and your commitment. They can also give you negative energy in return which in time will affect you. Stay away from such people unless they change, but don’t ever think you can change them. That is not your job, not at work, not in family setting and not in the community. You can certainly be a mentor and coach, those are different roles and even then you can only do so much.
Intellectual Drive: We put in a lot of our intellectual energy in our work, our families and community. Those that appreciate our intellectual energy and thoughtful care of being will give us the same in return. It’s the best of our conversations, kindness, love, affection and communication. Those that tend to disrespect and or disregard your intellectual energy are not worth your thoughts.
Advice: In definition, it means guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable. Those that respect your time, your positive energy, and your intellectual drive will come to appreciate your advice. Why? Because when you share your advice what you are really sharing is your life experience, your educational background, and your years or decades of achievements. Those that don’t respect your advice really don’t respect all of what makes up who you are. Showing respect to what you have to say, does not mean the other person will have to take your advice, but it means they will use your advice as a form of check list and give it due respect. Those that cannot even do that don’t deserve your advice.
Lastly, you’re Feelings: Feelings for many can be a vulnerable starting point. When you share with others how you feel about variety of things, you are really sharing your heart. Like a moving river, how you feel about things can change as you grow and mature. When you share your feelings, others naturally should appreciate and feel honored. If they don’t, then trust me, they are not worth your time because they will suck up your time, positive energy, and intellectual drive.
So smile, be positive and live life with kindness and joy towards yourself and others who are willing to give you the same.