I can't remember how many times I have read or been told, when things are going wrong in your life look in the mirror.
Recently there were several sequences of events that had me totally frustrated. Why were people being such jerks with me? Why were they screwing up when it came to my stuff? Maybe I am just in a bad cycle, I thought. I would just have to put up with it until it passed.
Then I remembered the proverbial mirror. Was it me? Could it possibly be me? Hey, everybody else was being mean, they were the ones messing up, so how could it be me?
I decided to run a little test over a couple of days. I was going to do everything in my power to forget about all the customer service nightmares I had just been through. I was going to expunge them from my thoughts. Every time these thoughts would enter my mind, I would flush them.
Moreover, I was going to be happy and nice. Not just on the outside. I knew that everyone deserved to be treated with real love and respect without any expectations on my part.
The results were phenomenal.
What I learned was what I already knew. When things are going wrong in your life, look within. Look at yourself. You may not like what you see. You may not even want to admit it. Unless you do however, you can't move forward because, Change begins with YOU!
That is the first level of change that must take place if you want to change your world. The next inevitable level of Change begins at HOME!
Then and only then can the third level of change begin. That is in the people around you.