I was talking with a man the other day about his career and he was telling me about all the troubles he has had at the various places he has worked. It seems like there was always a boss that he didn’t like or visa versa and strife seemed to always follow him.
After a pause I ask him if maybe he was the problem. He looked at me like I had lost my mind because it couldn’t possibly be him. I then began to walk through the last several jobs and what the conflicts were, and I could see that he began to understand what I was saying.
Which brings me to the point of the blog. Wherever I go, there I am. The good thing about getting older is you have those memories of past experiences to pull from that help you know how to respond in the present. In my own life, I can remember many times I wished I hadn’t said what I said. The problem is that once it is said, it can never be unsaid. Even though the person may forgive you, that same person will always remember it. It never goes away.
The bible is full of wisdom and two quotes that have always stood out to me is, we should treat other people like we want to be treated. The second on the list is, you will reap what you sow. It means that how you respond is how other will respond to you. Its not only factual, its biblical.
If you fix the one in the mirror first, its amazing how it seems to fix all the others. KT