Whether or not you were one of the millions, you have a choice to make today. This same choice happens every day… you either live with disappointment or celebrate fulfillment.
If you live with disappointment only to lash out at others in your world or on social media, that does nothing but bring more strife and heartache into your life. For myself, I’ve often thought about how putting negative statements out into the Universe will come back to me in the same way (yet, it doesn’t necessarily stop me from going ahead and doing it!).
If you live with disappointment you can now decide to take the necessary steps to find a path; to find the common ground; to find the way to a peaceful coexistence, across the aisle or within your being. Help make this and your immediate world a better place for all.
If you are one who is celebrating, you can decide to reach over to help those who feel loss and pain understand the events and emotions and the why’s and wherefore’s by listening to their point of view. As a union representative, it was my job to hear both sides of the story before making a decision or coming to a conclusion. Become the unbiased and non-opinionated moderator.
If you are one who is celebrating, take this opportunity to teach, to share your knowledge—but not gloat or preach—what the positive points are of the situation. Do so with love, compassion, and sincerity from your heart.
Now, with all this said, chances are you won’t sway or be swayed by the other side; however, you gave it your best shot the chance to find peace, a common ground, a path you can walk together. If the other side is a close friend, then agree to disagree and walk away. Sometimes that is the better solution.
But if both of you met to discuss thoughts, ideas, and solutions, and you did this with concern, care, and consideration of each other, then rejoice in the fact that progress was achieved; celebrate the fulfillment of coming together. A common solution may or may not have been declared, but simply beginning the discussion is the first step to a resolution.
Think about what you’ve read thus far. How could you apply this practice in your personal or professional life? Situations are nearly always on tap where there is a bit of conflict; they could be with your family, friends, coworkers, or business associates; or they could be decisions that you, as an individual must make that contain both pro and con aspects to them.
You reason to resolve a problem.
Take today to reflect on how you, as a mere individual, can make the discussion happen, and not add to the rhetoric of the politicians or of your conscience.
To your success,
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ~Marie Curie
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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