At times I will watch individuals that I consider poised and well-spoken, and I wish to myself that I could be like that, but how can that happen if I don’t approach every situation as an opportunity?
Not too long ago I saw this posted on someone’s twitter feed:
“If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient?”
Often, I ask myself and others if the right question is being asked, but sometimes regardless of the question we have to look for the correct answer.
Sometimes the “right” answer is in continued opportunity to reflect, reframe and grow.
In the future I won’t wish I was like someone else, I will take the aspects that I admire and write them down. I will read the (ever growing) list daily and create opportunities to develop those areas whether it is asking others to hold me accountable to certain new behaviors and/or just taking the time to sit and reflect on the day and finding missed opportunities in which the new behaviors would have been beneficial–and noting them for next time.