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April 26, 2010

Tip of the Day: Your Window of Opportunity

Image: Flickr/Stephan Hochhaus

Image: Flickr/Stephan Hochhaus

“I was cesarean born. You can’t really tell. Although whenever I leave a house, I go out through a window.”

Steven Wright, U.S. comedian (1955- )

We are interesting creatures, are we not? We do strange things and if we look closely enough at our past, we can probably gain some insight as to why we do those things. But if we spend too much time trying to figure out the past, we’re missing the whole point. After all, explanations and excuses are two different things.

If you find yourself in a pattern that you don’t like with your spouse or your children, it’s fine to spend some time trying asking yourself why it’s happening. But a better question might be: Is it helpful?

If the answer is no, then take steps to change the pattern. You are in control of you, no matter what happened in your past. Period. Sure, change won’t come easy, but good things never come cheap.

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