What’s the best thing to do when you get a negative comment or find out you have disappointed someone? In this episode, Jesse and I talk about how to handle negative comments and what true confidence looks like.
We Get to Choose Our Response
I’m coming at ya with no makeup and wet hair to say this important word to you: We can’t choose what other people say about us or say to us, but we do get to choose our response.
Every day, pretty much, I hear from people who don’t like something I’ve done or not done.
It could be as simple as the fact that I use plastic bags (a number of people have been really bothered by this recently) or something much bigger like that they think I’m failing as a leader (this was something that happened this past year in a leadership position I was in).
How should you respond when other people are bothered, hurt, upset, offended, or critical of you (or are expressing valid concerns)? Well, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in this regard and have learned (and am learning!) a lot of things the hard way.
Our Response is Always Our Responsibility.
True confidence is not figuring out how to get everyone to like you; it’s confidently being true to who you were created to be — even when you know not everyone is going to like you.
This has been one of the greatest (and hardest!) lessons for me to learn in life… that it’s okay if I’m a disappointment to some people or people just don’t like me.
I won’t lie. I still struggle with this many days. But the more that I know who I am in Christ, the less I worry about what other people think. And the more I rest in how much I am loved by God, the less I worry about gaining the approval of others.
I think it will be a lifelong journey for me and I doubt I’ll ever be 100% over ever insecurity this side of heaven. But I’m celebrating the progress and growing confidence to be true to who I have been created to be, regardless of what others think.
This week on the podcast, Jesse and I have a real honest conversation about what to do when you get a negative comment or disappoint someone or someone is just not happy with you for one reason or another. We talk in-depth about how to respond and the difference between being confident and cocky.
Remember: we have no control over what others say to us, but our response is always our responsibility. ❤️
In This Episode:
[04:38] – Listen for the return of “What’s saving our lives!”
[10:39] – Jesse and I talk about the books we have been reading recently and I share a quote from one that really impacted me.
[15:49] – We dig into today’s topic on confidence and disappointing people. What is confidence? How do you build it? How is it different than being cocky?
[28:06] – It’s so easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the negativity of the 1% instead of remembering that there is no way we can please everyone.
[30:03] – What does it look like to truly live as loved?
Links and Resources:
- Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner
- Begin Again: The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt and Receiving Rest by Leanna Tankersly
- Backlash: A Thriller by Brad Thor
- 7 Easy Ways to Earn Amazon Gift Cards
- Hot Deals Email List
- Trim Healthy Podcast
- Jay Shetty Instagram Post
- Crystal’s Favorite Things on Amazon
- Crystal’s Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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