What is your INTENTION?
How true this quote is. We all have met the person who is first in line to point out a mistake or misstep someone took — but rarely in tuned with their own short comings. What could be behind their reasoning? It can’t possibly be to make people like them. Who wants to be around someone who is quick to point out every flaw or bad call you make?
She is the person that when you are in the middle of a diet and are eating that ‘cheat’ meal, she loudly announces “you aren’t allowed to have that”. Does she not realize you are a grown adult and in control of your decisions? Why does she care? Why can’t she ask you about it without the accusatory tone? Be supportive when you need it and give you a good kick in the ass when you need that too!
I have been guilty of being this person at times in my life as well. What I have learned to do when the impulse hits me is to stop, breathe and ask myself — What is my intention? What am I trying to do by pointing it out or saying what I want to say? If it’s to hurt someone or cause drama – then I ask myself Why? Is that really what I want to do? Honestly, sometimes the answer is YES even though its probably not the ‘right’ thing to do but that’s a whole different lesson in life — Figuring out what your intention is BEFORE you decide to share your thoughts with someone can be the key in whether you say it or not… Many times you will find out that it’s best not to say what was on your mind. At least that’s what I have learned.
So if you are one of the people in life who likes to point out unnecessarily other people’s faults, stop, breathe and read this…