I honestly don’t know why this is on my mind this morning and I’m not sure who it’s for, but it is for one of you so I have to share…
There are some people in your life that you could quite honestly live without. I mean, let’s be honest, you can’t stand them; the very thought of them makes you cringe. You hear their name and you automatically have a rebuttal to whatever it is that they’ve said or done, even if it’s nothing at all. So admit it, if I’m talking to you, that this person is probably someone you will never be “friends” with.
Now that I have your attention, I need you to listen and really HEAR what it is that I’m going to say to you this morning. This person is in your life for a reason. Regardless of how rude they are to you, what they’ve done to turn you off or how bad you just wish you could avoid them at all costs, they are in your life to serve some purpose. And don’t try to turn it around like maybe they are the one who should learn from you. I truly believe that these types of “unhealthy” relationships can be very healthy in the long run if we stop, take a step back and assess.
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Often times the very things that drive us crazy about someone are the qualities we carry within ourselves that only others are noticing. Ouch! That’s truth speaking there ladies and gentlemen.
Hear me out…
In order for us to grow in our lives, to become better people, more productive employees, the best we can be in the roles we have in life, we MUST learn from every situation, every person, every good, bad and ugly thing that we encounter.
I want you to start thinking about this person in a different light. Today, I want you to find some qualities about this person that you find admirable and learn from them. I don’t want you to focus on their faults, their poor approach or negative responses. Nope, not this time. today and moving forward, I want you to look beyond where this relationship has gone and I want you to choose a different step today than you would have in the past. Today you will be the bigger person and you will continue to until one day, that relationship isn’t so strained.
I believe with my whole heart that these opposing forces between the two of you are acting like a magnet. They are drawing you closer together but in such a way that you’re moving about this way and that, furiously trying to part. When if you would just turn around – connecting the right end to end – you might just be stronger…a force to reckon with!
You have something to learn from this person. Maybe they are very good at some things that you struggle with. Maybe they push you harder than you like to work. Maybe they even challenge you when you are just happy being complacent. It’s time to shake things up a bit. Step out of your comfort zone and make a few changes. The only way you’re going to make a significant impact on this world is to learn to get along with others and learn the value that you can have on each other’s life.