The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates Have you ever met someone who declares they are over someone or a situation and then they go on and on talking about that person or situation? They say they want change. They say they don’t want to be stuck. They say they want to move on. And then they rehash the old – again. The thing is the past is the past and what has happened has happened, we can’t make events turn out different than they are. I always say something is not an option until someone sees it as an option. We don’t exercise the option to change because we don’t see the option. There are many ways to get unstuck. Some have become more mindful to help stay in the present. Some have journaled
I didn’t mean to do it. I didn’t mean to say that. That’s not what I intended. Have you ever said one of these? Most likely you have. I have. I am not here to beat you up. We all make mistakes, and we all need to be free with our forgiveness. Yet, if you find yourself being caught up in saying these sentences too often, it might be an indicator that we need to do some thinking and self-examination. “We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.” Marshall B. Rosenberg Part of maturing is becoming in tune to our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and how they affect other people. The danger comes in when we are not conscious of our responsibility, and it hurts other people. Our goal at Live On Purpose is to help enrich and save key relationships.