We will have discovered our purpose on this earth is not to simply satisfy ourselves. Our purpose is unique to each of us. It is focused on service to others and helping life grow.
Self-centered behavior is needed at times on our journey. We must take care of ourselves; physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Also, once our values and beliefs are developed and strong, we will find the need to stand up for these.
The balance of our behavior focused on others and other life compared to the focus on ourselves is one of the most difficult balance subjects on our joyful journey. The best balance for each of us varies. We will have discovered the best place to land is to focus mostly on others and other life without ever permitting the focus on ourselves to be dangerously low.
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Consistent behavior helps us build character, relationships, strengths, successes, and more. Like many great things, it can be overdone and become a weakness. We will have discovered it can be beneficial to have:
behavior that is consistent
- With our beliefs
- with our purpose
- with our promises and commitments
- with who we really are
- with our daily needs
- with the goals we set
Consistent behavior can become a weakness when we get stuck in our routines. We will have discovered a need to strike a balance between consistency and the personal growth that comes from creativity, risk taking, spontaneity, and intentional change.
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Wow. If only they would stop it, change it, leave it alone. They just don’t get it!
The best first step toward changing others’ behavior is to change our own behavior. The best first step toward changing others’ beliefs is to listen and to find some value in those very beliefs we hope to change. The best first step toward changing others’ attitudes is to display the attitude we wish to see in others.