Decide to not listen. Or, listen, but don’t let it steer you one way or another.

Mike Madigan
2 min readNov 4, 2023

You don’t need it. You shouldn’t allow it, the negativity they speak, land in your cells. We don’t taker responsibility when we should, a lot of the time. We cite that they’re so negative. Why? It’s obvious they are.

Be their beaming opposite. Be the angle and angel of antithesis. Go get what it is you see for yourself. Whatever structure you’re building or story you’re writing… keep going.

You’ll still hear those voices, just decide they they have no weight, no connection, that you are the center of your universe.

Be mindful of your reaction. YOUR reaction. Meaning, you need to accept the onus, know that it’s your reaction. This is hard sometimes, I know.. to not listen to them and let their ways affect you. Keep trying. Be Stoic. And if not Stoic, then set in your love of who you are, where you are, what you’re doing.

I’m realizing today that I don’t have to do their dance. I mean, I realized it a long time ago, but I just wanted to share the intensification I’m feeling this afternoon. I’m just deciding to not listen, not engage, be at ease in my own way.