You Get What You Tolerate

You Get What You Tolerate

What do you put up with?

Have you got so used to something that it’s just become a habit?

Our reactions to situations are habits: –

  • Stuck in a traffic jam = anger and frustration
  • Missing out on an opportunity = resentment of our partner
  • We don’t get the outcome we expected = blame someone else instead of ourselves

We are all responsible for our own actions and certainly our inactions too.

I have realised over time that I had somehow trained myself to think a certain way when something didn’t go my way.  Life happens and the ‘stuff’ hits the fan sometimes.  That’s life and it’s always going to be that way.  So, we need to focus on what we have control over.

Back in January I had to fly to London and my return journey was delayed due to a passenger announcing they felt unwell immediately before the plane took off.  This resulted in a four hour delay, literally going nowhere on the runway.  It was a situation I had no control over so why get stressed about it?  Feeling stressed and out of control is horrible as the stress hormone, cortisol, floods your system.  This can lead to all manner of health problems if your body is subjected to stress on a long term basis e.g sleep, digestion, immune system, heart etc.

Stress really can kill – simple as that.

We are all a product of our own language and habits.  We all have the ability to control how we react to a situation.  Of course it is natural to feel bad but the point is that we don’t have to stay in a place where we feel bad all the time.

A traffic jam may be an opportunity to listen to more of your audio book.  Missing out on an opportunity can mean you were destined for something bigger and better.

Life is too short to feel cr*p all the time.

Don’t tolerate cr*p.

Think differently, be different and live differently because the habits of a lifetime can be changed.  Step outside of yourself for a moment and look at yourself as if you were a stranger encountering yourself for the first time.  Give yourself some impartial advice.   Do you like what you see?  Raising your awareness of yourself can give you more awareness of how your life needs to change

I wish you every success for your digital future!

Rachel A Hill LLB [Hons]

Digital Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Private Tutor and Author

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