Are You Building Bridges or Walls?

I’m sure we all have at some point been on the receiving end of negativity, bad press,  jealousy or simply called, plain old fashioned… hateration.

It can show up in relationships, families, at work, ANYWHERE where you are shining.

I re-wrote a post that I carried over from my older blog called “Own The Rights To Your Own Story”. It was written to empower people to take the ‘high road’ when negative things are said about them or done to them.  When people say or do things to try and cause you harm, a very natural reaction is to lash out in response.  Fighting fire with fire never works, and ultimately it will eventually harm everyone involved.  Your best response is always NO response.

But when I say NO response, I’m not talking about not taking some sort of action.  Just make sure that the actions you take are positive and not negative.

You really only have two choices when it comes to dealing with negativity aimed at you from other people.

You can choose to build walls, or

You can choose to build bridges.

It’s always wiser to build bridges.

Granted, you may not be able to repair a broken relationship/friendship/connection with someone. Some situations simply are better if left behind.  But that doesn’t mean that you can’t use the bricks that were thrown at you to build a bridge, so that you can cross over towards something better down the road.

Because of the lessons learned from a negative experience, you are able to build something better,  have a better relationship, and better friendships and connections going forward.

Walls shut you in.  Walls shut others out.  Walls prevent you from experiencing the beauty of the other side.

So the next time you are hated on for your dream, talked about negatively, rejected or lied on, SMILE.  It only means that you must be on the right track.  Keep moving forward.  Take everything that was aimed at you for negative reasons and turn them into life lessons learned, choosing to remain positive.