The week of June 12 – 17, 2017, we talked about Attitudes and Expectations and examined what we expect out of ourselves, our experiences, and our life in general.
It occurred to me that this is much different than asking ourselves “What have I gotten used to?”
Do you expect to be successful in your ventures yet you’re used to disappointing or lackluster results from your efforts?
Have you gotten used to being overlooked for promotions, recognition, when friends are getting together, when conversations are going on around you? You may expect to be treated courteously and have your efforts be recognized and rewarded, but perhaps the reality of what you’ve gotten used to is much different.
We can ask ourselves this question in all facets of our life:
~Have you gotten used to living and working spaces that are messy and in need of a thorough cleaning?
~Are you used to wearing clothes with fraying cuffs and collars, or that are unflattering even though they might be quite serviceable?
~Have you gotten used to Life’s crumbs and leftovers?
~Are you used to being treated unkindly, or not getting the benefit of the doubt?
~Have you gotten used to working hard with little to show for it?
Take the time today, and make time throughout the week, to think about what you’ve gotten used to, what you are tolerating. Jot these down. Note if you see a pattern and in which areas of your life you’re tolerating less than what your dreams tell you that you deserve.
Keep this list handy because we’ll talk about it tomorrow.
This work can be challenging to do because we don’t want to admit that we’ve become used to crumbs and leftovers. Recognizing this can be a shock and it can also be painful to realize what we’ve allowed to happen. As painful and difficult as this is, I urge you to do it because it’ll free you so you can live a more soul-prospering life.
You can do it; I’m here with you.
Your Friend and Pep Pal,