Progress is impossible without change.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
If you are part of the JOLT family, you know that our Wednesday thought of the day asks “What Can YOU Do” to help another. Over the past month, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had a reality check about how the world needs our love and kindness. Reflecting on what we can do needs to become part of our daily life. Further to that, we must be willing to translate our thoughts into action.
Today, I am asking you to reflect on your willingness to listen, to try, to consider and to compromise. Truly, this is the first step in lasting change.
I’ve been exploring my willingness to consider the opinions of others this week, and it’s been an illuminating and humbling experience. I started with politics, being frustrated with the stalled conversations and ugly rhetoric. Let’s face it, it’s getting a little messy around here with all this mud-slinging.
What I found was this; I do sometimes close my mind, and show a lack of willingness to listen based on my belief system. I also mentally chastise those of opposing beliefs for behaving exactly as I do. And that is not going to fix anything.
It’s time for change. It’s time for compromise. And I’m willing to do what needs to be done to play my part. And you?
Take some time today to reflect on what you’re willing to do to send love out to your fellow man.