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9 Things to Stop Letting Others Do To You

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Whether we like it or not we are influenced by others every single day, and it can be hard to stop being influenced.  Our thoughts, our beliefs and our actions are sometimes led by others and unless we consciously think about it, we are likely to be influenced all of our lives.

Here's a few things to think about.


9 Things to Stop Letting Others Do To You

1. Stop taking on other peoples negative energy

This is one of the easiest things to do but once you catch yourself getting sucked into that negative energy, just remove yourself from the situation.  Avoiding people who constantly have negative energy is a good strategy, unless obviously it's a friend who's going through some tough times.

2. Stop getting sucked into gossip

Gossip is one of the worst things to get sucked into, and again it's easy to do.  Once you make a conscious effort to stop getting sucked into the gossip arena, then you'll see the difference it makes in your work and personal life.

3. Stop letting others make you doubt your beliefs

You deserve to have your own beliefs and you deserve to have respect for the beliefs you have so please don't let anyone try and change your beliefs unless you're openly looking for answers on certain subjects.  But if you have a firmly held belief about something, defend it as it's yours to own, but also be open minded enough to listen to other peoples beliefs.

4. Stop letting people tell you what's possible

Honestly, anything is possible, literally anything within the realms of the physical laws of the world.  You can do anything you want to and if you have a dram, a goal, a yearning to do something don't let other people put the idea down.

5. Stop letting people dump their stuff on you

A lot of people become dumping grounds for peoples problems without giving anything in return.  We all know people like this, they're great at giving you their problems, but are never around to listen to yours. Dump the dumpers and see the difference it makes in your life.

6. Stop letting people take control

YOU are the only person who controls you: your mind, your body, your spirit.  Never let anyone control any aspect of you.  When you realise it's happening then it's time to stand up for yourself.

7. Stop letting others opinions dictate your personality

An opinion is another person's thoughts based on their beliefs and thoughts, so why the hell should you worry about what other people's opinions are of you, the clothes you wear, the things you do, the people you see.  You are totally unique and you should always remember that.

8. Stop trying to please others if it makes you unhappy

We all do things to please others, and it feels good to do it, but when it starts to take over you and you're constantly looking for ways to please someone and it makes you feel bad, then it's time to take stock and ask why you are doing it.

9. Stop letting people take your power

Your inner power is the life that drives you forward in life and letting others control any aspect of that should be looked at immediately.  It might not be easy, but you have no one else to blame but yourself if you give your power away when you are aware of it.  Sometimes we are manipulated into doing things, but once you become aware of this manipulation, then drop that person from your life.

You are so brilliantly, amazingly awesome and you deserve to know that.  Stand up, be proud and drop the the leeches that exist in your life.



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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.