It’s always been difficult for me to mask my reactions. Somehow what I’m thinking and feeling on the inside gets displayed perfectly on my pale face for everyone to witness.
This is especially challenging when I really don’t want people to read my reaction to situations. More importantly than what other people think though, is the way that our emotions can flip the switch on how our day is going.
Being an envious or jealous person is, as we know, a very undesirable trait to carry on a daily basis. It will leave you feeling empty & alone––like a huge hole sits inside of you. These two emotions are a power duo that when consumed in excess will mess up your freakin’ mind. But … what if they aren’t all that bad?
We all desire to live a balanced life of work, fun & family, but it isn’t easy. In fact, some days it feels dang near impossible to get right.
Living in the real world of tasks, deadlines, bills, relationships, marriage … it can get pretty overwhelming to say the least. So what’s a guy & gal to do when you want to live a balanced life but can’t quite hit the mark? Well, the answer is easy … but you may not love it.
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.
Information will only take you so far. Passion is the real grit inside of a person that drives you to do something beyond that would have never done before. See – you gotta reach deep inside of you soul to find the true grit and substance of who you are.
If you only do what’s comfortable in life, you’ll be UN-comfortable. However, if you do what is uncomfortable for a season, you will find the comfort you’re seeking. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve held myself back many times because I only did what was “comfortable” in my life.
Let’s talk about failure! Am I good enough? Am I smart enough? What will people think of me? We begin NOT to do things because we’re scared that we’re going to mess up. Listen, you’ve got to change some faulty mindsets that you have about failure. It’s not only okay for you to fail, but it’s necessary in order to grow in life.
Have you ever compared yourself to someone else, and felt a little less than because of it? We must not look at other people’s accomplishments and allow their success to negate our attempts. Let’s talk real quick about why we shouldn’t compare ourselves to other people, and why we should allow our passion for something to be what drive us.
It’s so easy to sit on the couch and watch other people live out awesome lives. We live in a culture that is completely driven around WATCHING other people. We give so much time to things that don’t matter. I believe you aren’t just here to consume; your life was meant to give, to make a difference and to make the world a better place.
“How can this person be so stupid”, you think. So many thoughts are racing through your head. You make eye contact with the person across the table, and raise one eyebrow slightly because you’re both thinking the same thing. It’s obvious what they need to do, and it’s BEYOND you why they can’t see it. You’ve held it in long enough … it’s time … and out comes it comes … your opinion.