Misunderstand. How funny of a word. I think it’s ironic how misunderstood the word “misunderstand” is. The definition of misunderstand is to, “fail to interpret or understand (something) correctly.” So when we misunderstand something, we fail to grasp it completely. I like to think about the word “misunderstand” in the context of how people view one another. The truth is that we can’t understand someone’s inner self. There is a balance that can be reached, but all too often we like…
What if tomorrow was your last day alive? Are you happy with where you are?
Take everything in bite sized pieces. No need to swallow the whole cake. (Unless you’re eating Oreos…eat those suckers up)
Become familiar with how you react to different situations. When you understand how to counteract your “lows”, you will be able to truly experience your “highs”.
Spend every morning in prayer and gratitude. Humility is the key to forming relationships.
Imagine: Think of every day as winter. You walk outside and the ground is perfectly covered in a white blanket of snow. The birds are somehow still chirping. Your neighbor, Mrs. Jenson, calls over to you concerning her…ok, I’m getting too into this. Back to the point. (The snow is the most important part of this analogy so for those of you who are opposed to the cold, think of your favorite vacation spot…but with tons of snow everywhere) The…
Make it your job to be the first to offer help. What world is worth living in if no one is willing to look out for their neighbor? We’ve all experienced having less than 10% battery before…lend a hand to those in need.
Live in the present moment. Life is too short to take seriously. Drake said it best: “You only live once, that’s the motto, bro, YOLO.”…At least it was something like that.
We are going to keep it short and simple today: Become an effective listener AKA learn to shut up. Thank you for your time.
Step out of the limelight and give others a chance to shine. If you’re the type of person who enjoys basking in attention (you know who you are) take a step back. Use your talents to facilitate conversation. Go out of your way to show how great someone else is. Make it your goal to make someone else’s day, every day.