We are all wired differently. We don’t always agree. How can you change someone so you are on the same page?
Simply answered? You can’t. But, you can change your reactions to events, people and situations. Especially if you witness a pattern in your life that doesn’t serve you or others. If you hear yourself saying/thinking, “If they would just (fill in the blank).” Or, “If they just wouldn’t (fill in the blank)” more often than not, then you need to look within, not out. The exception to is, if in their presence you feel bad, confused or unworthy, you don’t need to invest any time in “changing” them. You need to move on. A healthy, dynamic relationship will bring out the best in you and others, not the worst.
A look in the mirror: Do you have that nagging sense that you are making someone feel perpetually bad, confused or unworthy? It’s time for serious reflection on what you are and aren’t bringing to the table. Look at your underlying heart-attitude and behaviors.
As always, your family-friendly, helpful comments are welcome!