A motto to live by. A motto that I apply on a day-to-day basis. An advice given when I was around 12 years old by the father of my best friend in High School.. It ensures that you do not stay stuck in the negative but turn it around.
Being annoyed can eat you up inside and it can stay there for a while. Whether someone is completely rude to you or to someone else, whether someone makes you pay the bills all the time or whether someone is always late, being annoyed is a negative emotion. If you turn it around and each time someone “annoys” you, you replace it for “ I am surprised” or say “that’s surprising”, you will notice how fast that negative emotion will fade away. It will allow you to move forward instead of staying stuck in the unpleasant situation. Try it the next time you are “annoyed” and I am sure that you will notice the different energy.