Reflections and Decisions
Decisions, decisions. They’re in our face all the time, every day. They also range from minor decisions, like choosing what clothes to wear, or what food to eat — to life-changing decisions, such as a career change or lifestyle change.
I sometimes second guess decisions, such as pursuing my Doctor of Education degree. It required a major portion of 7 1/2 years of my life. However, now that I have officially been Dr. Banks for a little over a year, it was ultimately worth it.
Another recent decision I’ve made is to return to blogging here and on my Words of Encouragement blog, for those of you who might like to read daily inspiration and devotions. It took nearly 6 months to get accustomed to working a full-time remote job, but after a good discussion with my supervisor yesterday, I am encouraged to find a balance and get back some of my life that I have always enjoyed, like blogging (and sewing!)
Sometimes we have to make tough decisions, but they are for our ultimate peace of mind. I think this quote especially embodies that concept.
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.
I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.
I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise.
I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons.
I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.
In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.
Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.
And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”
– Frequently attributed to Meryl Streep —
Actually written by Portuguese self-help author/life coach, José Micard Teixeira
So what about YOU?
Do you find it easy to make decisions?
Have you recently had to make any life-changing decisions?