Are you open to change, or does it scare you to death? Change in life is a part of life, and fighting it isn’t going to make it go away. How you handle change will make or break your future. People don’t realize what you do today, really does affect tomorrow. Not keeping the future in mind is not only a big mistake, it can cause you to be in a position where you don’t recover easily. Are you thinking with the end in result in mind? Or, are you just living for the moment hoping that it will last?
Being open is a wonderful experience. It can lead you to places you never thought possible. Often times, we take things for granted while wishing for change. This is normal, but what if you make the wrong move? It could very well be permanent. It’s a chance you have to take, but is it worth the risk? If thinking about different, possible, yet plausible conclusions it can be. Risk itself can be an unknown, but a calculated risk? That’s a different story.
Whether it’s with business, family, friends, a new relationship, you’re going to have to open up. At least somewhat. Vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, it’s actually a sign of strength. How the others handle it, is really up to them. It can either strengthen a relationship, or reveal it’s weaknesses.
I’m a people person, with me, what you see is really what you get. Warts and all. Why? I love authenticity. Genuine people make the best conversationalists. They have so many great things to talk about, and they like to share. Sharing is a sign that someone is open and wants to know more as well. It shows that they are engaged. Social media can’t touch a real conversation, not by a long shot. And texts only give you part of the story.
To be yourself with a person that can appreciate it is a blessing. Masks are for people with secrets. Most people like to hide the very parts of themselves that make them the most interesting. That’s a shame, because those are also that parts the help you to connect on another level with someone. Connection is important in any type of relationship. A false one will cause you to distrust, and therefore bring pain. A real one? Will help you to trust, and enjoy those in your circles and bring a sense of well being.
Too often we have to be something we’re not, if, we’re around the wrong people. A false self will only work for so long. You will be found out. Eventually. So why not be the person that you were meant to be. So what if not everyone likes or loves you, the right ones will. And, that’s really all that matters. Being with the right people brings out the best in you, and others that are in contact with you. It’s a win/win. Who doesn’t want that?
Being open and honest will enhance your life. You don’t have to worry about people “finding out” who you really are. Give them the chance to decide for themselves. People who are good for you really will have your best interests in mind. Being open and expressing your real self is priceless, and when with the right people: a godsend.