Lately I feel like there’s a whole lot of judging going on. I sign on to Twitter and see people talking about feeling judged for their choices in life and read blogs about all the negativity surrounding people. It really got me to thinking.
Whether you will believe it or not, we all judge. It’s in our nature as humans to make calls on things we really like, things we don’t agree with, and so on. It just happens. The problem lies in whether or not you choose to act on all those negative judgements.
The easiest way to get opinions? Decide to get married. People who can’t even make their own decisions will have opinions and ideas for you. Like whaaaaat?
Choose to do something a little unconventional and out of the ordinary? Everyone and their mother’s brother will have an opinion on it.
What I’m saying is that we are all creatures of judgement, it’s how we choose to use our judgement that matters most. Lately I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to look at things with a bigger mind, focusing more on the bigger picture and not on the small, inconsistencies of life.
And let me tell you something…
The first thing I did? Made a list of my weaknesses and strengths, and believe me–admitting I’m not good at something is a little bit like forcing yourself to eat your least favorite vegetable, but I knew it was a necessary part of refocusing my life. How can you make a weakness a strength without identifying it?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
|Maddie’s biggest weakness? Chicken meatballs.|