They say that some things get better with age. I think more things get better with experience and wisdom!
For instance, I have this wonderful and not-so-wonderful tendency to see opportunity everywhere! My natural reflex is to hear the word “no” as a challenge. And yes, I talk to my kids about this frequently when they question my “no”s!!
On a small scale, this isn’t a huge deal. But, I see opportunities in large scales also. This has some times put me in places I shouldn’t have been. The wisest words that I heard on this subject are ones that I repeat to myself regularly now-a-days, “Just because something is a good opportunity does not mean that it’s a good opportunity for You!” All I see, when left to my own reaction, is the opportunity. I don’t like to see the risk. I don’t like to see limits.
Recently the hubster and I checked out a great opportunity! We had several plans already with how we would turn this opportunity in to something grand. Then we talked. It is a great opportunity! But it is not a great opportunity for us. That was a good thing to admit. It brought a little relief and a little bit of a party-pooper vibe. Making the right decision is not always fun. But I know we will be glad we made the right decision in years to come.
Tonight I am thankful for wisdom gained from slowing down and analyzing things a little more in respect to myself. It is contrary to my natural way of thinking for sure. And I know it will yield better results than I could have when left to my natural way of thinking!