Sometimes in life, we trudge along aimlessly, waiting on other’s approval in order to make crucial decisions. I am guilty as charged! Last week however, I stumbled upon this profound, but common sense tweet from Joel Osteen:
Now, I wonder… must we be tuned into certain “channels” at a particular time in our lives for advice to sink in? I’ve always known that negativity breeds negativity. Somehow though, this tweet struck me like a bolt of lightening! I no longer intend to allow anyone’s cynicism to deter me from doing what’s best for me. Neither should you!
For the sake of being cynical about cynics, the questions I must ask myself are:
- Will the nay-sayers be in my corner when I falter?
- When I am sick, will my critics help me get well?
- When I am down, will they help pull me up again?
- When I struggle financially, will anyone lend a helping hand?
Let’s take a look at the definition of a cynical from Dictionary.com (Click to enlarge).