Forgive me! But sometimes that is hard to do because whoever said, “Stick and stones will break my bones, but words never harm me,” is not telling the truth. Words do hurt, and even unsaid words hurt. It hurts our egos and feelings and can damage relationships if you allow it.
What have your ego done for you lately? Is the question we should be asking ourselves, but we don’t. We just go about acting and behaving the way we see fit. Until I eyes are open, and we realize maybe, just maybe we let our ego get the best of us.
Today! Today! Today! We want everything today. Has life taught us that we need everything now? Where is our patience? I am the type of person who thinks about the what if’s in life and stress myself out trying to prevent it. I worry too much. I know that I am a thinker and over-analyzer at times. It is difficult for my mind to relax.
Have someone asked you what your values are? I can’t even remember the last time I was asked that question. According to mind tools, “Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work.” But life is not always easy.
Sometimes we must ask ourselves what is more important to us, our character or our reputation, maybe both. If we lived in the old British/ European way, a person’s reputation would be vital to our livelihood.
Sometimes all people need to know is that they are capable of amazing things to give them the push they need. Sometimes you are the amazing thing in their life that provides them with the motivation to push on. But, other times, you are just sacred.
Goals, Goals, Goals! We all have dreams we need to achieve, but sometimes we fall off track. Our plans get lost in the survival of the day-to-day. We pay my bills and go to work. We occasionally allow our dreams to slip through our hands.
Have you ever been on a roller coaster? It goes up, down, around, and even sideways like our emotions. As human beings, we are emotional beings that get bent out of shape when we don’t get what we want. Yes, we all know what is meant for you will find its way to you.
Have you waken up and taken Mary J. Blige’s Advice and said, “Good Morning, Gorgeous!” We forget that if you want to seek a positive, successful lifestyle, it starts with how you address and see yourself. Doreen Virtues states, “Once you have a major success with assertiveness, you learn that it’s a much healthier path than being a doormat to the insensitive folks. You gain respect for yourself, have more time for your priorities, and develop authentic and healthier relationships.”