In this article I’m taking a look at another of my quote images, and when I read it back to myself, I’m hoping I’ll like what I see…
Make sure the change you want to see in the world is reflected in yourself.
Ah, the moaning. It seems to everywhere, doesn’t it! Although I consider the internet to be an abundance of opportunity, it has its downsides, and one of the walloping great big downsides is the moaning.
Social media in particular is the place where it can be seen in full flow. Yes, the positive is out there, yes indeed, but oh blimey so is the negative! It’s easy to click a couple of keys and that negative message is out there, putting the world to rights about what someone else should be thinking, saying or doing.
It’s easy to put the blame on others, easy to think it’s down to others to do things better.
Too easy. Once that kind of attitude is given full freedom online, it spills back into ‘real’ life.
A good description might be ‘self righteous.’
If someone is challenged that they do the very thing they’re moaning at others for doing, you often get the response ‘oh, I can’t do it because, because, because…’ or ‘oh, I normally do, but…’
I’ve written many times about the power of taking personal responsibility, and this is what it comes down to again.
Challenging things, expecting things, pointing out what could be better – none of these things are bad in themselves. In fact quite the opposite, they can lead to things *being* better. However if you’re going to challenge, if you’re going to expect, if you’re going to point out the ‘better’, you had better be prepared for people to do the same to you.
You had better be ready to accept it if you’re going to dish it out, and more than that, you should already be doing it yourself when you look in the mirror.
If you want to see more tolerance, how are your own tolerance levels?
If you want to see more smiling, how often do you smile?
If you want to see more respect, how respectful are you?
If you want to see more people believing in themselves, how’s your self belief?
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
This applies when it comes to the ‘big’ things in the world, general brush stroke world event news, but it also applies, and this is the key, it also applies on a personal individual level.
Those events, movements, waves that get people talking (and moaning) on a world level, they all boil down to individuals. Making the changes on a big level is always driven by changes on the individual level – individuals not only saying ‘no, no, that’s not the right way,’ but then doing something about it.
Integrity, responsibility, and action, instead of simply moaning about others.
In the key areas of your life – health, wealth, career, lifestyle, relationships – how much intention are you bringing to the table? How much are you expecting results to be driven by others when in fact, a good look at your reflection might show that it’s you that could be doing more, it’s you that *should* be doing more?
What do you think others see in you? What do they say about you?
It’s a lot of questioning, I know. Too much questioning for many, who won’t bother. That’s either because, well, they can’t be bothered(!), or they know that if they’re being honest they won’t like the answers.
The questioning is important though, precisely because of those answers it brings, and it’s only by getting to the answers that we can start to change the reflection we see.
So, when you look in the mirror and ask these questions, what do you see looking back? If you think ‘should be doing better’, then do better. If you think ‘not bad at all, on the right track’ that’s good, what could be better though? If you think ‘perfect’, then look again.
That change you want to see in the world? Make sure it’s reflected in yourself.
Ok, as ever, I’d love to hear what you think – do leave a comment!
Til Next Time,
Health & happiness,
P.S. If you’d like do something about the reflection you see, do look at my free video series covering my 8 Step Goal Achievement Formula!