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Motivational Quote - Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

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Think about something that irritates you. What is it that bothers you? Is it the person that talks about fitness too much or the person that never seems to have to stay late at the office? Ask yourself why this bothers you. We spend a lot of our time analyzing the actions of others, but most of the things that annoy us are actually problems we have with ourselves. For example, if someone you know talks about how much weight they’ve lost on their new nutrition plan and this frustrates you, it might be because you want the same results for yourself. Instead of spending your time worrying about someone else’s actions or allowing yourself to become irritated by someone’s successes…think about why it is bothering you and do something about it. You could try asking the person to help you set up a nutrition program. You will probably find that the person would be delighted to help you achieve success too!

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SUNSHYNECOOKS

2/6/2014 7:46:29 AM

Bamajam and Dayspring-Star: Here Here!

Always strive to see the best in others and ask God to work out your own issues. Remember: Judge not lest ye be judged.

BAMAJAM

5/21/2012 2:28:08 PM

I am not irritated by someone's successes--- but I am irritated by inconsiderate actions.
People who are constantly late for everything--and think it is "cute"...are inconsiderate of others. I appreciate considerate folks who try to live the "golden rule"... Bless them!

MAYBER

5/20/2012 7:23:04 PM

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We spend a lot of our time analyzing the actions of others, but most of the things that annoy us are actually problems we have with ourselves Instead of spending your time worrying about someone else’s actions or allowing yourself to become irritated by someone’s successes…think about why it is bothering you and do something about it
One day at a time

DAYSPRING-STAR

5/20/2012 8:57:19 AM

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I heard this several years back and have tried to keep it in mind when I get irritated with others. As I've grown older and hopefully matured, I've begun to realize the opportunity to become a kinder and better person when I become irritated with another person. I'm not perfect so there is lots of opportunity!

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