The truth of the matter, there are things that are better left unsaid. We become vocal rather than maintain silence. We argue various points with no real merit. We push buttons even though we know we’ve taken an issue too far.
Typically we react with emotions. It’s our first inclination of acceptance toward an outcome. Whether we agree to disagree, too often our emotions are a result of unwanted behavior that we tend to regret later on. Rather than thinking prior to reacting, we act upon impulse. Why? Because we are human. We have natural emotions, we feel the need to emphasize our points. Emotion does a great job of distorting outcomes.
Perceptions can play a significant role to any interpretation. The fact that two individuals can look at the same element and formulate two different outcomes is amazing. In most instances we struggle to understand others. Just when we believe we have it all figured out, a new wrinkle surfaces, testing our perceptions.
The lessons we learn in life may not always be thought of, used, or initially realized, but they do surround us everywhere we go. Sometimes they stop us in our tracks and provide an “aha” moment. Other times it may be a series of repeated mistakes that finally click. Regardless of how lessons materialize, they are valuable assets to our lives.
One of the greatest life lessons I’ve learned is to be proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished. We all experience many setbacks, but with the right perception, none of them change who we are for the worse. Instead, they make you stronger, smarter, and more appreciative for what you have. You’ll still make mistakes and get your tongue tied into knots. However, it still won’t take away how far you’ve come. No one said it would be easy. Then again, you never asked for it to be easy. Life lessons are a blessing in disguise. What you take away from it makes it that much more special.
Share your favorite life lessons and “keep those feet moving.”