What’s the most difficult conversation that you need to have?
Do you need to save more money? Stop self-sabotaging yourself in relationships? Stop dating people who remind you of painful relationships? Stop dating potential? Start saving for retirement? Go back to school? Be more trustworthy? Be more disciplined? Be less rigid and more relaxed with the people who love you?
Maybe you suspect that some or one of these things may apply to you but you can’t be certain.
Things get a lot more simple when we’re trying to figure out what physical appearance we’re presenting to the world.
We simply find a quality mirror.
How do we do that with the internal blemishes that we aren’t even aware are there?
You have to create room for friend-mirror’s.
You have to invite people into your life that are empowered to give you bad news in a way that’s not malevolent or aimed at creating pain but to inform and encourage change.
I had this conversation recently with my girlfriend when she commented that there are certain truths that I wouldn’t be able to hear from certain family members.
I bristled at that comment at first, protesting that of course any member of my family could give me bad news about myself.
When I stopped to think about it – she was definitely right.
There are certain topics that it would be hard for my younger siblings to talk to me about.
And not so much hard for them to tell me as it would be hard for me to listen.
And I mean really listen.
Take-it-to-heart -&-figure-out-how-I-should-change listen.
In a sense I’ve made it so that the people with the best mirrors who are close to me can’t use them.
I think I’m going to work on making space so that the people in my life can speak and I hear.
Fly or Fall.