"Seeing" things a little differently
but I realized as I was writing it that it was negative. I am a motivated type of person, how can that be? I should always be inspiring and uplifting right? blah blah blah.
As I was reading over the first paragraph it occurred to me that I needed to change my thought process. Instead of dwelling on the “I can’t” or “I hope” it should be “I can” and ” I will.”
Changing a habit or something that seems normal to us is a very hard thing to do. It takes determination and guts. It also takes a strong will that can override the challenges. This is where I have failed in the past. I do not have a strong will unless it involves my family (then I become a fierce lion).
I’ve always been the one to back down and let others have their way, especially if there is an argument. I would rather back down then argue. Oh, don’t get me wrong, inside my mind I know that I am right but I have always been a people pleaser. I want everyone to be happy.
I’ve written a lot about balance in my blog. I believe that balance is the key to harmony with yourself and others. So, balance should be the answer here also. I should speak up for the things I believe in and want, but do it in such a way that it doesn’t hurt or misuse anyone.
My mama always said “if you can’t say something nice then don’t say anything at all.” I believe that is true. I will continue to stay true to my word, I will begin speaking my mind more often when conflict occurs but I will stay true to myself and my character by saying it in a way that is nice and regardful. Life is just to short to say words that I may regret later.
I started to write something else in this post but it became this. Maybe someone needed to read this today, maybe it was me? Whatever the reason, I know it has a purpose.