May this morning as the warm rays of the sun gently cover your body find each of you full of life with a sense of purpose and peace as you go through your day. May your disruptions be few and may you always have clarity of mind and spirit to overcome any obstacle or challenge that may come your way. In Jesus name, Amen!
One day at a time is how we learn and grow. This is true for all of us. From birth straight through to our adult lives and this is not limited only to our ability to move but our intellect and spirituality as well.
The thing is, no one person has ALL of the answers and those persons who have words of wisdom to share with others would have developed them from over years of learning from their own life lessons.
Each day will bring with it opportunities for growth, understanding and challenges which ultimately add up to lessons which help shape and develop us as individuals. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get it right the first time or the even the second time.
When the situation seems bigger than YOURSELF and you can’t seem to find a way to overcome it. Pray for clarity of mind, ask for God’s guidance and he WILL provide the answer. You just have to listen not only with your ears but your eyes, heart and spirit. Worrying and stressing about it will only cloud and block your ability to see and receive the very answers you are searching for.
So dear friends remember, take it one day at a time. Embrace each day as a potential lesson to be learnt. Be sure to apply a positive attitude as this would help to make your journey much easier as you learn and grow along the way.
Make today a wonderful one. Thank you for stopping by.
Stubbornness is an unwillingness to change one’s attitude or position on something, even when the alternative is better.
Is there an upside to stubbornness? Not really but then again it depends on who you ask and where you fall in the equation. Let’s take a look.
UPSIDE to STUBBORNNESS:
You get to stay exactly as you ARE because you already KNOW the answers to everything.
You automatically ‘win’ every disagreement because no one with a true understanding of the situation would expel much energy or effort trying to convince you otherwise.
You don’t have to accept change. Your way is the best way and there is nobody out there that can tell you different.
DOWNSIDE to STUBBORNNESS:
Limits your growth not only in knowledge but also experiences.
Makes accepting and implementing change difficultbecause you’re so stuck in your own ways.
People tend to avoid any meaningful exchangeswith you because they don’t want to end up in an argument.
Blocks and limits understanding because of your unwillingness to show understanding towards others.
Hinders progress not only for yourself but othersespecially if you are in a position of power.
It is a selfish way of interacting with the world around you.
There will always be someone out there with a different perspective, new ideas and concepts that challenge or may even improve our current way of doings things. We don’t have to like or agree with everything that is shared with us but we should at least respect the fact that a contribution is being made and do the right thing and that is – to genuinelyhear them out.
Open-mindedness should not be what we expect of others when it comes to our beliefs and opinions especially when we ourselves may be closed-minded to what others have to say.
Stubbornness that blocks and disregards the opinions, thoughts and feelings of others is a building block to nowhere.