Henry Ford said “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”
Often we see ourselves through our intentions while we see the world through our perceptions. If we were to take some time and be alone and consider the questions below. Consider both your intentions and also how someone might perceive you.
1. When you wake up in the morning do you find more often you welcome the new day or dread it?
2. When something doesn’t go right are you inclined to seek another approach?
3. Is there a point during the day that you notice nature in some way? Sunset, sunrise, trees or maybe flowers in bloom?
4. When you are alone can you sit quietly and just be still? Do you?
5. When you are spending time with family and friends do you tend to share laughter or do you instead discuss the problems in the world or your life?
Sometimes we just need to witness the person we are being versus the person we want to be. We may also need to consider the people we invite into our lives and spend our time with. Someone once said, “You are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with.” So if those individuals do not align with the person you want to be then that is something to consider.
I was recently reminded sometimes I can be negative and other times come across self-centered. Those who know me are aware this is not my intention. Regardless, this had been the perception I was giving off. The test I have learned is if I become defensive or angry over a comment chance are there is some truth to it.
These are moments when I spend time alone for some self-reflection. Seek to become part of the remedy and take control over that which I can change. Which is far greater than wasting my time complaining over things I have no power over.
Some more questions to contemplate. Please consider sharing your feedback.
How do you work on your personal development? What lessons have you learned that push you towards being part of the remedy?