The Power of Being Hard to Offend

Angry looking cat
Angry looking cat

I’m hard to offend. It works for me. I can take people telling me hard things and things I think are wrong. I have found this is a powerful tool for dealing with people and making the best of situations.

Being hard to offend is a choice I made years ago, for a few reasons:

  1. It’s less drama. Because I’m hard to offend, there is much less drama in my life. I don’t care what people think or do.

How do you become hard to offend?

Becoming someone hard to offend is pretty straightforward. It only requires one mindset and one practice, and in no time, you will be all set.

  1. Believe the best. In every situation that seems negative, believe the best in people. If someone says something offensive, assume they didn’t intend the offense. If you don’t get an invite, assume you were accidentally overlooked. Take the time to make up a story or reason that things happened in a way that isn’t offensive to you.

If you can react slowly and believe the best in others, you will be hard to offend. In being hard to offend, your relationships will become easier, stress will go down, and life will improve.

Photo by FuYong Hua on Unsplash

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