“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not good all the time.” ~ George Orwell.
It is very easy for us to lose sight of our purpose and overall intention.
As a matter of fact, the past week alone, there were several occasions where I experienced extreme emotions. It was like my pendulum swung from giving up to staying on, resisting to accepting, from confusion to clarity and to follow the flow.
I wonder how often will we take a step back and try to see the big picture? We react when our values, beliefs, principles and definitions are challenged. We seem to think, what is important to me is important to you too. Otherwise, why are we here doing this, when we are not on the same page?
The truth is when people express their resistance, it is when they perceive a clash of interests. The truth is, we instinctively react to protect our values, don’t we? The big picture is, trust is like a bank account. It is something we need to invest often and withdraw wisely. You see, people resist when trust is low. And, we need to respond appropriately, not by defending. But, by slowing down, show openness, be willing to explain and listen and to engage in more face-to-face contacts.
Be mindful; “Choice, not circumstances, determines your success.”