Talk to the hand

Do you allow people to knock you down? Do you allow the words of others to derail you from your dreams?

Practice this phrase: Talk to the hand.

As a ventriloquist, I talk to the hand on a regular basis. But, that’s not what I’m talking about here.

I’m talking about walking away from destructive situations.

Is somebody saying something hurtful to you? Walk away. Pick up your toys and leave. You don’t need to make a fuss. Just stand up, gather your things, and walk away.

Why don’t we do this more often? Why do we stick around in situations that make us uncomfortable? Learn to walk away.

Being uncomfortable can be a good thing. It is often through discomfort that we grow. That’s not the kind of discomfort I am talking about.

There is good pain – the kind that helps us develop and grow.

And there is bad pain – the kind that tears us down.

Our job is to recognize the difference. And when it is the bad kind, take action. Raise the arm out straight, hand pointing upward. Refuse to listen any longer.  Walk away.

Talk to the hand.