“I hear what you say…
But, I’ll trust what you do.” This saying was made famous by many people.
I’ve been wanting to impress upon others the importance of being a good person. Setting a positive trend of niceness is important. However, I’ve struggled with how to convey that. How can we change?
I feel like I’ve fallen short in helping you learn how to love, lead, and learn from others that are different from you.
My new friend, Jake, has cerebral palsy. When talking with him there are some very important things to know. First off, he’s a human. He has hopes, dreams, and aspirations just like you.
What would he want me to tell you? Just be yourself. Talk about things with me like I don’t have cerebral palsy. Talk to me like I’m just another guy.
That’s all well and good, but there’s still a problem. How do you wrestle with what’s going on between your ears? You’re well suited to go back to the process of how we take action.
Thoughts determine your words. Words determine your actions. Your actions determine your results and your experience.
It all starts with what you think about. That seems to be an easy fix. How do we change what we think? It’s not that easy.
Our thoughts are largely determined by what we take in. What are you reading? What are you watching? What are you spending your time with?
This is what determines your thoughts.
How can we change what we take in? That’s the real question to be answered. Here is what has worked for me.
- I’ve changed who I spend my time with. There is truth to the saying, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”.
- Write down positive affirmations daily. What am I proud of and grateful for?
- Start all relationships as friendships. My dad always said, “I thrust everyone at least once”. That’s how he started relationships. Shouldn’t you do the same thing? Will there be times that you get burnt? Of course. Much like a game of chess, you’ll have to give up some pieces to advance your mission,
You need to consider something while we’re here. You may not be able to change this trait within your generation. However, you can start the process.
I think of where my grandparents were in accepting people that are different from them. There has been a consistent change through generations. It hasn’t happened overnight. It hasn’t even happened within a generation. It’s happened over the course of generations.
When you feel like you’re not making a difference, don’t give up. When you feel like you’re not putting the proper habits in place, don’t lose faith.
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