Are you who you really are? Do you know who the person next to you is? I mean who they REALLY are?
So many times we create a template of who we want to be or who we want to marry, what we want our lives to look like… As good as this is, it’s important that it doesn’t stand in the way of us knowing what the reality is here and now. You know what they say about knowing where you come from to know where you’re going? Yes, that. Just add the present in between the two.
Do you see you for who you really are? Do you see your life for what it really is? Do you see your partner for who they really are? This is usually how people find themselves living a life that isn’t theirs ten years later. This is also how we so often find ourselves in debt, because we’re living now as we would want to ten years from now. That makes absolutely no sense. The same goes for the people we allow into our lives; if we don’t acknowledge them as and for who they are then we are lying to ourselves. If you see a red flag, you don’t paint it a different colour; you heed the warning and act accordingly.
It’s great to see potential in others, but be careful that you aren’t seeing what you want to see because maybe that’s what you need them to be while completely missing who they are, for your benefit… until you see flames when you don’t get you paid for.
You know what they say about putting creaam on rotten cake… Don’t be that person.
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