Happy Tuesday fellow readers. I hope you all are having a great start to your weeks. I am trucking along at the speed of sludge this week. I am for some reason a little more tired than usual, but I keep moving forward and I am doing my best to get in a little extra rest in the evenings.

I wanted to talk today about the fact that in life there is NO perfect way to do something. There may be preferred ways or even ways that have been proven to work, but none of them are perfect and there is always room for improvement. We each find a way that works and is successful for us. This does not mean that my way is the only way or the better way, it simply means I feel that it is the best for ME!

I personally find myself to be a very inquisitive person. I tend to research things for way too long before I ever make a decision. I have always been a fan of education and science and experiments, so I probably try a few too many things sometimes when I should just stick to what I know. Even though I like to experiment when I hear something I don’t necessarily agree with I don’t instantly say that’s not true. I instead give the person an opportunity to educate me and maybe they will change my mind and maybe they won’t. Either way that doesn’t mean they are wrong it just means they have found a better way for whatever it is to work for them.

The key to all of this is open your eyes, your heart and you mind and try to see things from their point of view. You will never agree 100% with everyone you come across in your life. Use the opportunity though to educate and learn as much as you can. You may even find something in what you are learning that you may want to experiment with yourself. You may try it and have success, or try it and have failure. Just don’t confuse that failure for being wrong. They weren’t wrong it was just the wrong solution for you.

When you start taking the time to start looking at other’s methods and perspectives you start to learn respect. Respect is an empowering concept. Respect can move mountains and can bring such gratification into your life. Instead of judging someone accept their ideas with that openness and they will respect you for it. We ALL are important in our OWN ways. WE all learn differently and we all have different goals.

So instead of criticism or being offended by something someone else brings to light, take the opportunity to politely ask why or how. Take the time to see why they think that particular way is better. Stop letting other’s methods dictate what and how you do things to reach your own goals. Set your own course and use the information you receive along the way as a tool not a requirement. And lastly take the opportunity to praise and acknowledge that person for finding the right way for them because that in itself is an amazing accomplishment, and remember to always be you and proud of who you are because that is pretty damn special too!