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May 16, 2023

Mountains into molehills….

by Rod Smith

Do your part to make the mountains you face become molehills 

  • One day at a time, the Twelve Step mantra is really helpful. Not everything you face has to be faced today. 
  • Learning to “hold onto yourself” is a skill really worth developing and will reap huge benefits. 
  • Gaining some distance to improve perspective is always helpful.
  • Listen more than you speak. When you listen for what people are really saying rather than what you hope they are saying. Our hopes can distort what others are trying to tell us. 
  • How people treat any one person is how they can treat everyone. Watch out for those who treat others poorly. You may be, you probably are, next in line. 
  • We see the world and others not as the world is and as others are but as we are. The lens you use is always in your pocket. 
  • The best thing you can do for the people you most love is to take care of yourself. If you do not, no one else will. 
  • Watch how people behave rather than listen to what they say. If the two don’t seem to match each other it is a signal that you ought to be aware.
  • Plan tough meetings in great detail. Flying by the seat of your pants will result in others taking you to the cleaners.