...and I think I might be the biggest one.
Sometimes I feel like I've mastered the art of identifying what is wrong with everybody else in the world. Corporate leaders, politicians, colleagues, companies, acquaintances, and on and on...
What the heck? Since when was I appointed King of the World?
So what is driving that occasional burst of energy that builds up inside and plays out as a rapid fire stream of negative self-talk?
Do I truly see how others are struggling?
Do I also misinterpret what is happening because my lens is fixed so tightly?
Do I need to learn to pause, and understand "why" something is happening before I react?
All the time.
Pushing ourselves to not only be more humble and patient is one thing. Challenging ourselves to literally be a better person is a far different story. How we move from 'today' to our improved 'tomorrow' feels like a long process.
But there are steps we can take to get there. Focusing on a positive outlook (which I try hard to do); starting a journal to help us understand the 'why'; and...
...putting ourselves second. When it's always about ME...I can't focus on anyone else.
How About You
How do you ensure that 'you' don't get in the way of the people and circumstances you deal with each day? What works? What doesn't? It matters, right?
I'd love to hear from you.