One thing that I’m learning to do to better myself as a person is not to make my own perceptions of what is happening get in the way of what is happening. A lot of reflection that I have done (even on this blog) has to do with something that’s good or bad. I have to remember that this is only my perception of what is good or bad. Another person may have a different perspective. Who’s to say my opinion is better than someone else’s. The word “better” is a word that I’m trying not to say anymore.
I’m trying to get in the mindset of accepting things as they are. Nothing is good. Nothing is bad. It just is. That will limit my opinionated ideas by thinking that my idea is good and the other is bad. Neither one are good. It’s just a matter of which idea is best presented. The outcome of the idea really doesn’t matter just as long as the effort through the journey is is as good as it can be. If that’s the case, I can live with any outcome. This means, if you’re aware, keep me accountable. Let me know when I say something is “trash.” I tend to say that a lot.
I believe thinking in this way would help with a lot of my frustrations. I also don’t have to worry about anyone’s perception of myself. As long as I do something in a genuine matter, I shouldn’t have to worry about the perceptions that others have of me. I shouldn’t have to any regrets with what I have done in the past, even if I wish things were different. What I said. What I did. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It just is.