Jumping To Conclusions

April 21, 2010 by  
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I’ve spent my lifetime doing just that; jumping to conclusions.  Maybe I did it because I’m Latin or maybe because I’m a Sagittarian (fire sign) but if something sounded or seemed wrong, I wanted to fix it right then and there.  Needless to say I got myself in a lot of trouble accusing others or reacting to a situation and making it worse.

I got so tired of jumping to conclusions that I made a promise to myself to be more Asian in dealing with life.  What I mean by being Asian is listening and processing the facts with calm and then making an adequate decision in how to deal with the situation at hand.

I’m still working at being Asian but I can promise you it is a much better way to deal with life’s challenges.  We are so often stressed out that is easy for us and others to fly off the handle and turn difficult situations into complete disasters.

So next time you find yourself wanting to strangle someone or scream off the top of your lungs; be Asian.


Missed Opportunities

April 14, 2010 by  
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How many times have we stopped ourselves from saying or doing things we wanted to because we were afraid of being judged or afraid we would be exposed?

Our egos are so frail that we can’t take rejection or judgment and we end up missing out on experiences.

When I was younger I was very impulsive.  Whatever got into my head I did without any consideration for consequences.  Needless to say I got myself in a lot of trouble. When I got a little older, I started doing some crazy stuff because of my need to create drama in my life.  Drama kept me from taking responsibility and from finding out who I really was.  Eventually I got tired of all the drama and asked myself the questions; Who am I? And what do I really want?  Those questions take a long time to answer but they are really worth getting plus the process gets us to be in touch with ourselves.

I am now at a point that I no longer need to be impulsive or to create drama.  I can ponder situations and make decisions.  I can also expose myself and say what I want without feeling naked because my ego is stronger.  I have accepted not being perfect and I have understood I am not in competition with anybody else.

I cherish who I am and my path.  I am energized about the possibilities.  The world feels safer and the most exciting is that I no longer need to miss out on possibilities life offers me.  There is nothing to hide.  I am what I am.