How many of us really know how to Listen?
Can you recall a time when you were expressing your feelings or accomplishments to someone and then all of a sudden the conversation took a turn and became solely about them? Or in a disagreement with you and another person(s), no one could make out anything due to yelling and screaming? Yes, I’m sure we have all been there. What is usually accomplished in those situations? Absolutely nothing.
We live in a world where there are many customs and traditions which comes along with many different views on life choices, religion, family dynamics,career, politics, the media, sports etc.. We must remember:
1. not everyone is meant to be friends
2. everyone will NOT always agree with your opinions and beliefs
3. Sometimes people just want to vent without hearing feedback and if they do want feedback more than likely that will be stated before the story is told.
4. You can’t change people’s thoughts. Once people have an opinion in their heads its little to nothing you can do to make them see things Your way (refer to #2).Other’s are able to change their minds but its on their terms not yours. So accept their position and if you don’t then keep it moving.
Relationships are about Relating therefore, how you communicate is key. Try to listen before you speak or just be silent. To get your point across you don’t have to yell and shout. Yelling and shouting only raises your blood pressure and creates more disrespect between you and the person you are talking to.
In this upcoming week, I challenge everyone to LISTEN more and find other creative ways to get your point across without interrupting someone or yelling at them. Let me know how it goes!
Today, people around the US and world give recognition to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was a man of peace and lived by the principles of Agape Love. I would say He is an inspiration to many including myself. When I hear his speeches and read his thoughts, I want to do better.
Is there anyone who inspires you? Do you get the need to want to do better and become better? Whom ever this may be for you rather they are living or have passed on, be the change you want to see in the world. Nothing is to big or small for you to accomplish.
I hope you are! How do you look at yourself? Royalty? A peasant?
You don’t have to be rich to wear your own crown and no it doesn’t have to be one that’s visible either. Your crown can be imaginary that’s only seen by you but your attitude will reflect that you are a King or Queen.
Walk to the beat of your own drum and keep your head up! Let your light shine through 🙂
You ever wonder why it’s so easy to tell anyone besides your significant other that you are unhappy? Or why people stay with someone that IS emotionally draining?
Many of us rely on others to fulfill our happiness but when it’s not happening then what? Everything becomes a routine, there is no fun and probably not much romance either. Take back the wheel!
You have to love yourself first and KNOW what you want. If your SOS is not making your love tank overflow tell him or her. They are not mind readers and could possibly be feeling the same way.
If you are in a relationship that is emotionally draining and you feel you need him or her because you don’t want to be lonely, gain back your dependence.
You are expecting someone else to call the shots for your emotions. The fear of being lonely calls for desperate measures in people. You would be willing to go against your moral values, accept infidelity, disrespect on a regular basis all because you think you NEED him or her.
I suggest you do some internal soul searching. There is a deep-rooted reasoning for the types of intimate relationships you build.
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Where do you fall between the two? Are you taking strides day by day in Life’s journey? or is Life simply passing you by?
We are all in this race to reach success, however, there are some that seem to be in the front line while others are straggling behind. Dont let life pass you by. Pick up the pace.
How can you pick up the pace you ask? I say try by changing your attititude first.