Ya know, there’s a real danger to being passive.
Being passive is not a character trait, it is a character flaw.
In our life we have many opportunities to be passive about different situations. We say it’s “OK” and we act like things don’t bother us and “it isn’t that big of a deal”. When, on the inside we are screaming and yelling because what we’re really wanting to say isn’t coming out.
We have legitimate things in our life we aren’t experiencing because we are too passive. Being passive says this, “It’s OK for someone else to take what is mine.”
Being passive allows people to walk all over you.
Here’s what I want you to do. Don’t worry about whether or not you’re being too passive in a situation. Instead, focus on this question: “Am I being purposeful?”.
I think the opposite of being passive is being purposeful. There are so many things in life that we want to be, and changes we want to make. When we allow other people to come into our life & domineer by putting their foot down and making the decisions for our life we give them our right to be able to do something for ourselves. We give them our right to be able to grab hold of a project, to take hold of a life lesson so that it can be truly engrained on the inside of us.
Being passive has this attitude of not making anything a big deal and pushing aside your feelings. This destroys the integrity of who you are and what you are truly capable of accomplishing.
Being purposeful will drive you and give you the UMPH that you need to go after the things you want.
Sometimes it’s not even other people that stand in our way, it is our own passive nature that just expects good things to happen, if they happen. You need to be purposeful about seeing good things happen in your life.
If its worth having, it’s worth keeping. Things are not just handed over without some sort of an exchange.
As you move forward in your life this week, understand you have the power inside of you to be the person you want to be. Don’t allow yourself to be passive. Don’t allow yourself OR other people to walk all over you. Instead, be purposeful and have a plan for your life and where you want to head.
Drive forward with some passion & purpose in your life.
With My Best,