One of life's lessons
It seems when I have a lot on my mind I put off writing, yet when I write and get it out of my head and onto paper I feel better! LOL, human nature I guess. So, today I get out of my own way and write! :-)
There are lessons to be learned in ALL areas of our life...emotional, financial, physical, spiritual...literally every area of life offers us the opportunity to grow and learn. What if we don't see the lesson? Its my belief that we continue to be presented with situations in life that allow us to learn any given lesson...and when we do...we're done with it. Not to say a little step back doesn't happen now and then, but I think if you've gone through enough to learn the lesson to begin with, than a little "kick in the butt" puts us back on the right track in no time :-)
What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. SO, I do my best to prove to myself I'm not! (ok, truth be told there are days when I question my sanity but don't we all!? :-)
I, like so many have had some lessons come easier than others. Then there are some lessons that come harder. For each of us I believe we have our own hard lessons to learn.
Is there a lesson that you have learned in your life that completely changed your way of thinking? I have one that especially stands out, that I try to remember on a daily basis! I will admit, it is one; (ok, there are certainly others too, but I digress) that I sadly have not yet mastered, but I strive to, and that is the best we can do sometimes. What is it.....
I learned early in life that assuming can be a big mistake in so many situations. That's not to say that it's always a mistake, but in many situations it is.
I am a natural optimist. I have faith that things will work themselves out...and they always do! I have found in the "assuming game of life", that it doesn't often produce a good result. It seems, when we assume, we stop trying, stop looking for the truth, we project what we think is truth, we don't follow through, or we become passive to the situation. I think there are many times when that will not be a big deal....but, in the areas where it counts most it can turn things upside down if it gets away from you. So, don't let it! Catch it (or yourself, as the case may be) early and often! Learn to recognize when you are assuming. Cross your "t's" dot your "i's" and don't assume...do what it takes to seek out and know....and it will set you free!
Its a tough lesson for me. But, I will conquer this lesson like I have so many others before it. Strive with me to not assume.....anything! Be and stay in the knowing part of life....the grass is truly greener there! :-) Don't let your life be effected (even for a moment) by a simple assumption.
That is my life lesson for today....do you have a life lesson that has changed your way of thinking? Please share! After all, that is truly what my blog is all about....sharing, learning, growing...together! :-)