If your tendency is to try and change other people,
take some time to explore why you feel the need to do so.
Do you find that we may find ourselves frustrated by those who view the world from an alternate vantage point and make use of unusual strategies when coping with life’s challenges? It is often a mistake to try to want to change another person in any way, shape or form. The more we try the more they will resist. Why can’t others just accept others as we already are! We are who we are at any one point in our lives for a reason, and no one person can say for certain what another should be like.
The potential we see in the people who are a part of our lives will never be precisely the same as our own, so we do these individuals a disservice when we make assumptions about their intentions, preferences, and goals. Our power lies in our ability to accept others for all their quirks and differences and to let go of the need to control every element of our existence. We can love people for who they are, embracing their uniqueness, or we can love them as human beings from afar.
Your ability to influence people may grow more sophisticated because others sense that you respect their right to be themselves, but you will likely spend more time gazing inward, into the one person you can change: yourself in a fresh new way.
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