Stubbornness - it's an admirable trait but also a negative one. We obstruct progress when we decide to be obstinate. We delay processes that it's in our best interests to allow to unfold and not be hindered. Perhaps, it's time to be a bit more flexible or accommodating where you've been inflexible or bullheaded recently? You can believe it's not only someone else who will benefit from this.
Seeing and hearing what we want to see and hear in some situations means we delude ourselves. We can believe that we have enough facts to make a decision, but we know when we do so hastily. Try not to base a decision on only a few facts that appear vaguely reliable. Others, although perhaps not as attractive, deserve consideration. Accept that you have some more fact-gathering to do!
It's interesting to think how many battles were fought with both sides discovering, years later, that a fight was based on a shared belief. Had they discussed things properly beforehand, they may have saved themselves much loss and hassle. Before you go head-to-head with someone, consider that you might share the same goal, even if you come at it from different perspectives.
Someone may need some gentle persuasion. Careful handling may be necessary as you convey a point you believe to be important. 'Laying down the law' is unlikely to work. A cleverer approach is needed. Chances are, and despite any appearances to the contrary, you both want the same thing. So, make your point clearly but sensitively. That's the key to being heard and understood.
Do you feel like a performer dissatisfied with applause or praise received? You've invested effort and probably gone above what was expected of you. Yet, you could sense your best efforts haven't satisfied those you believed were in a position to judge. It's more important that you accept how you approached or tackled something giving it 'A for Effort.' That could be noticed, even if nothing is said.
You could sense that you deal with more questions than answers in a particular area. Certain peoples' actions might be confusing or questionable, too. You want to know the patience and effort you invested in keeping a situation moving along has been worth it. But don't allow somebody's lack of communication to add to any frustration. What you want to receive or hear is coming, albeit slowly.
Saint Bernards are huge dogs particularly skilled at mountain rescue. But imagine being in a precarious situation and seeing the shadow of one looming above you. Fortunately, it would become clear that what you may have feared is something to welcome. Look closely at a fear you might nurture. Any intimidating qualities could vanish once you see how helpful - or heaven-sent - it is!
Even when we learn from an experience we chalk up as 'bad,' we can still nurture bitterness or disappointment toward it. But what you might have misgivings about has served a helpful purpose. That's why a seemingly negative development or setback should be appreciated and not resented. Focus instead on how a 'removal process' was to your advantage.
It would probably be helpful if someone connected with your train of thought or saw the logic you see within a shared situation. But there could be two very different perspectives adopted to one matter. Soon, it will become clear that both of you want the same thing but in different ways. For now, allow a bit more time for your respective thought processes to merge, because they will.
Understandably, we often see distractions as unwelcome. We believe they're hindrances or annoying obstacles that offer no help whatsoever. But sometimes, they shift our focus to what we hadn't considered previously. A distraction wanting attention now deserves a closer look. Try to see it as a helpful signpost. What it encourages you to explore is worth giving time for.
'Rising above' some situations often involves us accepting that we're dealing with a minor matter. Yet, we sometimes feel so involved with something that we're unable to remove ourselves from it, let alone 'rise above' it. Where you might feel stuck or unable to detach yourself from particular circumstances, expect soon to see them in the proper perspective. that means seeing them in a less intimidating light
We can often underestimate how a belief that we can't do something results from being told we were incapable and believing it. Where you feel less than desirable circumstances must be accepted, it is possible to turn that mindset on its head. A lack of self-belief could be the biggest hurdle to bringing an improvement where you want one. One slight shift in attitude can change that.