“Sticking to your values, listening to your instincts, making your own choices is so important.” ~Brittany Murphy
Have you ever met someone who seems so wonderful, they speak about life with such enthusiasm, they make you believe that treating others is important, yet they never live up to their own words? Does it disappoint you when you meet someone who doesn’t meet the standards that you thought they had for themselves?
Today is about owning what we say! Yes, we make mistakes, everyone does, but most of the time we need to just own what we say! Part of the way we relate to others is by how much trustworthiness they contain. When I hang out with people, I like to know that they practice what they preach. Or in other words that they follow their own advice, or take their own medicine!
If we don’t follow our own rules, how can we expect others to? Be the person that your mouth tells other people you are! The most common form of getting to know someone is by talking with them and sharing your beliefs, your view on how the world should be, and how you choose to act! Being a beautiful human is so easy! 🙂 We insist on making life complicated but what if we didn’t? What do you think would happen if we just owned up to our mistakes? What would happen if we didn’t use action to demonstrate our anger but instead used our words? We if we all tried to be our best all of the time? Perhaps we would form a stronger and more united group of people! 🙂
You know how back in school or perhaps you are still in school, where your math textbook would tell you to simplify the problem? I don’t know about you, but for the longest time, I always tried to solve the problem instead of just simplify it! It was funny because simplifying a problem is actually much easier than solving one, but my brain wanted to make it complicated, it really wasn’t necessary. Do you have that same issue, but instead of math, you apply the principle to life? So, in other words, you try to make life more complicated than it has to be? It is true if you really think about! 🙂 It makes me think of this quote by M.C. Escher that I just saw that says, “We adore chaos because we love to produce order.” Perhaps that’s why we create problems, so that we have something to solve? Think about it!
Remember this: Own what you say! Listen to your instincts! Practice what you preach! Take a moment to realize that you have to respect yourself before others can respect the person you are! ❤ Simplify your life, don’t complicate it! 🙂
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~Steve Jobs