Bridging the Gaps
What just happened?
The fear in disappointment may often bring about uncomfortable feelings. There are questions that you will ask yourself that at any other time of that day did not exist.
- How did this happen?
- What did I do?
- How do I fix this situation?
- How do I explain this to my loved ones?
In asking these questions, you are actually taking the needed steps toward avoiding this situation from ever happening again. The effort made in questioning your actions is not waistful. It is an initial step of awareness. But let's be honest, this is not the first time that you are aware of the actions it took to get yourself in this situation. It takes just as much effort to fail as it does to achieve. What is different about the awareness in your situation is the feeling of fear that is buried in your disappointment. The fear only exists because you are about to face accountability for your actions. It's important to remember that accountability is not a bad thing to face. It is often a tool that encourages growth in your life.
The action of delaying accountability does not weaken its strength.But it will lessen the benefits in awareness. In many instances the delay in accountability can give accountability even more strength. In its avoidance you will amplify the truth about your actions through the disappointed emotions of your loved ones. You will find that this action of avoidance only encourages distrust. When in reality, this was an opportunity for you to grow and develop in the awareness of how disappointment effects your life and the life of your loved ones.
In the effort of facing your fear directly and encouraging the truth to take its natural course, you will find that the strength in truth is truly your friend. When you make the choice to face fear even though you are fully aware of its reason. You are decreasing its power over your life.
Obviously the truth may sometimes bring about disappointment. This does not mean that it should be avoided. In the truth you will often find the measures of your life and the existance of its integrity.
Be respectful to yourself and the faith of your loved ones by presenting the results of actions with integrity. Though the actions you took did not produce the results that you might have hoped to achieve. You should not only evaluate and acknowledge the great expectations of your efforts, but also the lack of your efforts and its honest results.
By being honest with yourself first, you will find that being honest with others will be a lot easier than you think. Therefore acknowledge the results of your actions because in the end, your actions will speak the truth for itself.
You just received your school grades. There are items on your report card that will not meet the expectations of your loved ones. You hold on to your report card until Monday. Though you received it on Thursday.....
"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence."
~ Norman Vincent Peale
Where possibility encourages greatness....
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