Wow! I can’t believe that this is my 100th official blog post! It’s crazy to think that almost 2 years ago I sent my first thoughts out into the interwebs, and now here I am with over 100 official follows who are complete strangers (along with friends and family who just like my Facebook page) and triple digit posts. *cue “Home Alone” OMG face*
While I feel like I’ve lost a bit of steam these past few months, I still enjoy having a space to share my thoughts and *hopefully* give everyone who reads them a tiny tidbit to contemplate.
With that being said, I wanted to share a small slice of my current state. There have been several things on my mind lately, but mostly I’ve been thinking about how much easier it is to stay the same rather than grow, mostly because of how much less it sucks to float along in the same boat rather than strain against the current.
There was an incident that happened recently where I was convinced that I was completely in the right and that I had done absolutely nothing wrong. In speaking to my friends, however, they somewhat sided with the other party and pointed out what I had missed in the situation. This, obviously, sucked–it’s a lot more satisfying to go in to an argument knowing that you are 100% in the right rather than conceding anything, no matter how small. Human nature, amiright?
And that small fact, I believe, is a big part of why the world as a whole never changes. For the world to change, the people have to change; and not one person likes to have their faults pointed out to them, much LESS actually put in the emotional and mental work it requires to make sure that those faults are diminished or eliminated.
The only thing we can really, truly control is ourselves. And if everyone had open, honest dialogues about faults and strengths, learned from others’ mistakes, strove to be better, and took responsibility for what they lack, how drastically different would our world be??
For my 100th post, all I want to do is to encourage you (and me) to really look at the areas in which we are lacking, and give a full, sincere effort to actually making a change. No one will do the work for us, and it’s not going to be fun, but the end results make it completely worth it.
Let’s evolve, friends, let’s evolve.