NO one takes you seriously

As a Forty Plusser I sometimes feel that no one is taking me seriously. I get real frustrated and overwhelmed with self-doubt. I sometimes feel that I am taken for granted. At least I can say for sure that my dogs appreciate every single thing I do for them!

Here’s the point: Only you can change other people’s perceptions of you. How others see us begins with how we see ourselves. Perhaps you don’t take yourself seriously and therefore others don’t either.

Definition of take (someone or something) seriously: to treat (someone or something) as being very important and deserving attention or respect.

Everything you do affects your credibility—your body language,public speaking skills, and the actual words you say.

Be honest. Do you often start-up new projects in your work and life, but find that they never get past the initial launch phase? It’s no wonder people are having trouble viewing you in a serious light.

Be humble. Nobody likes arrogant people! Not everybody wants to hear about your wonderfully perfect life on a constant basis!!

You are not open to learning from others, thereby being very dismissive of their opinions.

While you can use jokes as a self-defense mechanism, doing it too often can make you appear fake. The joke will be on you!

Remember that confidence is contagious. If you believe in your own power, others will as well.
Be mindful of what you post on social media. If you want to be taken seriously, don’t do things that make people think less of you.

Don’t make empty promises – If you tell someone that you will do something, you should follow through on that.

Be truthful: People value honesty and genuineness in others, so be truthful.

Speak up for what you believe. Will people around you understand your emotions and thoughts ?

Appearance: The way you dress and present yourself matters more than it should, especially for women in male-dominated industries.

Wisdom: “So we won’t take ourselves too seriously. Because taking something serious doesn’t make it go away any faster. In fact, it keeps making it a little bit worse.”
― Ram Dass, Experiments in Truth

Wisdom: “Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?” Dennis Prager

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6 thoughts on “NO one takes you seriously

  1. Yes! Yes ! And yes!!
    I love this!! Well done.
    Honesty, is my favorite part!! ❤️🍀

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  2. patricknelson750 Dec 24, 2018 — 2:50 pm

    Being taken seriously is a big responsibility though : )
    There are some advantages when people think you are an idiot.
    I try to go for a middle road on this! : )

    Like

  3. Reblogged this on Fisher of Men and commented:
    Reblog: first seen on
    https://forthysomethingheyhey.com/2019/01/26/no-one-takes-you-seriously/
    Wassup everyone. So I was reading other Blogger blog post and I came across this particular post. No one takes you serious. And I just have to say that most of us if not all of us probably have or will feel this way during the course if life. But the reason why people don’t take us serious is because we don’t take ourselves serious. I am reminded of what my dad would tell me every time I would come to him upset about someone treating me wrong for any giving reason. He would say, “Shaun, people learn how to treat you from observing how you treat yourself.” I didn’t understand this at first but now I do. For example, let’s say that you are a girl and you are a promiscuous one at that. Everytime a person sees you you’re always flirting and making sexual advances toward particular guys that you want to be with for purely sexual purposes. But this particular you don’t know much about him but you believe that he is boyfriend material. So you approach him differently that the other guys. You show how respectful of a young women that you really are. So you’re holding a intelligent conversation. You’re dressed respectfully. But the guy that you are talking to is not buying what you are selling. He is not invested in the conversation nor does he care about how you’re dressed respectful. He gets straight to business and wants to know what’s in it for him. Now you’re taken back by this. You can’t believe that he would just see you as a piece of meat, a potential fling, a snack instead of a main course. But you have to remember you can’t get upset at that particular person for responding to you in that manner. You have lived a portion of your life showing the opposite of who you really are. You try to take the serious approach but maybe he has heard by word of mouth the type of girl that you are so he thought that when you was talking to him you were giving him a opportunity to experience what others have. Not knowing that you viewed him differently than the others and wanted something more than just one night thing.
    My point is that people will take you serious when you first know how to take yourself serious. You must value yourself. See yourself as worthy. Have a vision and a plan for your life. Have goals. Make a standard that you will live by. Don’t expect people to see you for who you truly are when you don’t spend time developing yourself and showing it. You can’t blame others or get mad at them for not knowing or seeing something about you when you don’t see it enough in yourself to manifest it daily.
    So peace

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