Litterbugs drive me mad!
OK, I can’t remember seeing a street as bad as the pic above, and yes – hate is a strong word!
Having said that, when I see people drop their rubbish on the floor or throw it out of car windows it demonstrates their ignorance and lack of responsibility.
I see young and old doing it, rich and poor and I really do believe that people this selfish can’t be happy. On that level I feel sorry for them – what sad lives they must lead if they have no respect for their environment or anybody else’s.
Out of sight out of mind, the saying goes and I wonder whether these people actually even see the mess they and others like them cause!
So, why am I writing about this here?
Because it’s this very attitude that keeps people stuck. Stuck in relationships they don’t like, in environments they don’t like and in in jobs they don’t like.
To these people it’s always someone else’s fault that they live the lives they live. They take no responsibility for changing themselves in order to change their circumstances. These are people I can’t work with.
There’s an old joke that goes: “How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: Just one, but the lightbulb has to ‘want‘ to change.” Funny but also rooted in truth. Unless we actually decide that it’s us that have to change to change our situation, then we’ll never lead the lives we desire.
Taking more responsibility = taking more control.
Enjoy taking responsibility
August 17th of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘.
Take the opportunity today to be aware of your thoughts.
We each have countless thousands of thoughts every day, but how many are we actually aware of? Of course we’re aware of them as we think them but are we aware that we’re aware?
Sounds like a dumb question but bare with me a second.
When you have a thought about something or maybe someone, obviously you’re conscious of the act of thinking at that moment. However, the true awareness comes when you start to think about why you’re having that thought.
For example maybe you got angry seeing someone throw litter from a car, you had the thought of how ignorant they must be spoiling the environment like that. Now examine why you thought that. Could it be because you hate to see litter on the floor but it’s not your job to pick it up, so it’s going to stay there and make the place look dirty and untidy?
You may feel guilty that you too are going to leave it there. Or maybe you are affected by the laziness of the litterbug, you’re not lazy so why are they?
Whatever your thought is, think about why you’re having it. It might say more about you than you realise. Try and get past the justifying thoughts and get deep down into the core reasons why you think that way.
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