Michael Lodge – listen to my podcast
I have been watching a situation that seems to arise every so often in business and also in personal lives. In the last year I have seen a close friend go through some tough legal issues. When he was on top everyone loved him, they used him to get what they wanted. As soon as he got himself into trouble they dropped him like a hot potato and ran, began gossiping and hoping he would fail. They would go on and on and never once looked back how they used him to get what they wanted.
My friend was an out performer, whatever he set his mind to do he would get it done. He knew business forwards and backwards, and when people needed help he would always be there. But when the bad times hit they would sit to the side and say how much they loved him but sat there and did nothing except talk about him. It was an amazing thing to see, and still to watch it even to this day. I always reminded him that you can’t think of those people as friends, they never were his friends. Instead they were users to see how much money they could make off of him. But here they sit today, I can see and hear them, talking and talking about my friend as if they didn’t even remember him. Amazing how people are, their true colors show through. Those her were his clients and friends for years all of a sudden abandon him.
Now everyone makes mistakes. Everyone makes an error in their life that they have to be responsible for. That is what real people do. They stand up, take on the issue, and resolve it to the best of their ability. The weak will run, tell a lie and say it wasn’t them at fault, or will cry and make people feel sorry for them – but will never take responsibility. But a real person take on the issue and deals with it to the best of their ability. No looking back, and all those that sit there and chat and gossip, you cut them off and you never look back. So what kinds of people do you watch out for.
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You are thankful with all of your heart for those that helped you in a difficult time. They will be blessed ten fold.
Those that left you in a difficult time, didn’t even care about what happened to you, karma is a bitch. Cut them out and never look back. They will only take but never give.
Those who got you into the mess you are in, again karma is a bitch. Those are the most dangerous people you can have around you. They know they did wrong, they knew that what they did was not ethical but they did it anyway. They will suffer in the future greater then you.
But my friends, who are going through trouble, stand up tall and take it, resolve it, live with it, and never look back. Those with bad karma you will never see them or hear from them again. But those who stood with you in thick and thin of times – will always be there for you and you for them.
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny”.