This is an excerpt from a breakaway moment as shared by Dr. John Maxwell. Everyone, this is a good and worthy growth challenge. I don’t think I could’ve said it any better.
“…we become like the people we admire. Jim Rohn says you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. The truth is, if you’re going to grow, you’re going to spend a lot of time with your role models and their teachings. They should be worthy examples to follow.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN
I encourage you today to consider the five people with whom you spend the most time. Ask yourself what kind of example they provide for you. Do they inspire and teach you or deflate you?
Or, if you don’t have five, make a list of the specific strengths or skills you want to improve to reach your potential and the areas where you know you need ongoing guidance. Then consider a few people you know or would like to know who can help you in those areas, even if you just ask them one question at a time.“
Before I delve into the true purpose for this post, allow me to share that for whatever reason, God has seen fit to place in my path quite a few people who are private people. Of course, I don’t mind this. Among the things that I really care about in a person, they include his or her ability to be genuine and his/her heart for love and equity of others. Because those are among the main characteristics that I look for, I have an otherwise diverse set of personalities in my life.
Last evening, I had the opportunity to catch up with a very dear person who, for the short time I’ve known her, I have come to assume is a private person. I learned last night that she is indeed a private person and I have become one of the people that she trusts. As I reflected on this during my drive home, I counted it an honor and one more thing for which to be grateful…to be of the character and personality that can be considered as trustworthy, and not be considered as gossipy and judgmental. I’m steadily growing but folks, it is important to consistently strive to be our best selves. With most of us being our own worst critic, daily, let us savor the moments when we hear that we have been some good to others. We don’t have to be arrogant or narcissistic, but we also don’t need to always minimize or brush off the compliments we receive. Well, that’s it and that’s all for now. Carry on with your day, have a good weekend, and if you wish, share what it means to you to be trustworthy. Consider what are some of your more appreciated characteristics and what changes would you like to see in yourself. Smooches and tootles! #trust #gratitude