I hope I have lived a life of influence. We all influence. Good. Bad.
I understand hope is not a strategy. I have worked hard to support, love and accept those I surround myself with, because in the end, who I am to decide any one person’s way to live life? And I can hope I did it right. However, I can choose to reflect on my actions and make every.effort.to.do.it.right.
I am sometimes judgmental. I can make snap opinions. I can be harsh in assessing someone. I can speak too quickly. Is this true of most people? But in the end, I try to assess my play and walk back my actions that came away contentious. Because, I can’t sleep at night if I think I could do better, be better.
Oh, and I just figured out I am a delayed processor. Yah, you know, where I think an hour later, ‘why didn’t I say this.’ Or, ‘I should have said that.’ Or, ‘Why did I say that?’ Do you do that too?
Sleep. Ah, I am sleeping better with my Bose noise cancelling sleep buds. Yep, they cost a fortune, and once I got over them being in my trying to sleep ears, they are worth every dollar spent. However, I can still spend hours awake re-playing every word of a conversation even with the new ear buds drowning out the snoring next to me.
How about you: how do you influence those around you?