It is so easy to fall into the trap of spending our energy and emotions on trying to change someone else. Dr. Phil’s words come to mind: “How’s that working for you?”
Spin as we may, I have to wonder what result would we get if we put even half as much energy into working persistently on changing ourselves? Is it possible that while we are scoffing at the weaknesses of others, we are missing our own faults? Is there a chance that while we complain about the rudeness, arrogance or incompetence of someone else that we might be missing the opportunity to honestly reflect on these very characteristics in ourselves? Time and experience has taught me that most of my anxiety and stress comes from my constant need to control and ‘fix’ others….peace and serenity are more attainable when I refocus on my own attitudes and growth. 😆
Just food for thought…
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