Continuing with my previous post, I’d like to continue sharing lessons that I’ve learned from my students.
Focusing on the negative sucks the joy out of life
Let me just say that this is a BIG lesson for me. I’ve been a pretty negative person most of my life. I’m always finding the mistakes. I have a hard time seeing the good I’ve actually accomplished, because of what I haven’t accomplished. I believe this comes from this unrealistic expectation of perfection. As a result, I’ve found myself being hyper critical of myself and others, and at times–joyless. I’ve seen the negative affects that it has on the people around me. My negativity tears down the very people that I want to build up. Instead of speaking life into my husband and children, my negativity sucks the life out of them, leaving them deflated. This should not be!Continue Reading