“Be a good steward of your gifts, ” the poet Jane Kenyon urged.
Days can get away from us and we fail to do the one thing that is most important.
This is a wasted day. We really have no time to waste.
Sometimes “we must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
And when this happens, be in, be real and be bold.
Without civilized conflict, little of value happens. Opinions are not expressed, ideas are not surfaced, and too much of life goes unsaid.
People slip away and no one knows why. Teams lose a member for reasons that would actually benefit everyone if a person had the courage to talk. The key is how to voice conflict in a totally adult manner. A worthy goal.
“Let me show you to our worst table, Madame.’ Confrontation takes energy. I suspect this is the real reason people like action figures.” unknown
Do you ever get the worst table?
All day I’ve entered into conversations that remind me of what Dr. Phil says, “We teach people how to treat us.” There are stages of maturity and some folks get stuck on the lower tiers. By that I mean they want to talk down to people, they take credit for something they didn’t do, they bully.
Courage is necessary to push back and when we do, the offender begins to deflate.
I’m wondering why some people ignore getting older and just keep right on being who they want to be. Did these people find themselves later in life or were they always a little more dapper than most? It takes either confidence or courage to truly be yourself all the way to the end. It’s fun to spot these folks.