What A Fool Can Do
Inspiration of the Day
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain
but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills including How to Win Friends and Influence People.
So Now What?
Now isn’t that what we all want in our lives, understanding and forgiveness? But why is that so hard?
Is it because we see so little of it in our lives and in the world? Is it so easy to criticize, condemn and complain because that is the behavior that has been modeled for us so often that it has now become an emotional habit?
I’m going to guess that there are not a lot of people out there who actually like being criticize, condemn and complained to.
Of course the opposite of understanding is misunderstanding. Does the ability to criticize, condemn and complain come from judging things we don’t comprehend?
I like that one of the synonyms for “forgive” is “let it go.” Would being able to stop blaming and clear any anger toward another person or situation help bring about more love and happiness in your life?
So then how do we develop the character and create the self-control to cultivate understanding and forgiveness in our lives? I’d say the best place to start would be with yourself.
Take a little bit of time everyday to look at the things you might be blaming yourself for and let it go. And then take a few minutes to go inside and get to know yourself. That might include some painful things and some hurt. What a great time to give yourself some love and encouragement, just like you would a good friend or to your child.
Do this and your world will become a brighter, happier place.