Sometimes all it takes is one conversation.
One conversation to make you see that you are doing it wrong.
Words hurt; actions hurt. We should all take a good look about how we speak, listen, and interact with others.
I’ve always preached, “Treat people the way you want to be treated." It's something my mom would hammered into our brains when we were kids.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
After a convo with someone that I respect, that quote keeps running thru my mind.
I’ve been a little standoffish at times, abrasive and sometimes a little harsh.
I guess you could say that the business I’m in has made me a little hard. It’s the way that I’ve been all my life; always pure business, no fluff. By the sounds of things, I should soften up a little. Maybe smile a little more.
This year I promised myself to take a good hard and sometimes tough look at the person I am and be better for it.
I want to have a better understanding that people don’t always see things the way I do and be ok with it. I want to be better at balancing work and life. Better at listening. Better wife. Better friend. Most of all, be a better me.