Like icebergs, people normally expose only a small part of themselves, and generally just the part they wish to show. – Nikki
I will admit I wear many masks. There is nothing wrong with this. I try to choose my battles, but often feel misunderstood. There are times when it is ok to be vulnerable, often with those closest to me, who I can trust.
I know that I can seem too open about things that have happened to me. But for me there is an importance is showing I am not perfect, no one is!
Perfection is one mask we like to wear. For me there is nothing wrong with this, it is often part of our defense. However, there is an importance in showing the world the mistakes you have made. This can help others to know that it is ok to not be perfect.
I feel we need to make an effort to show more empathy. To see where people are coming from. To listen, not preempt what they are saying. But to calm our internal chatter at truly listen to others.
We are all on our own journeys and will be at different stages to others. There is nothing wrong with this. We learn from our experiences.
I will put my hands up and say I do judge people at times I’m no saint. I am however making an effort to not judge before I have listened to what people have to say.
Gone off on a tangent, back to masks. As I said I have many masks, you could say personalities. Maybe if we’re honest we all have multiple personalities in some form. When doing business I stay confident, at least I try to. But there is still an element that is unique to me. No one is the same, even if you are trained in the same way, there is still uniqueness.
I am not saying there is a right way or wrong way to be. I am just saying what I see as I observe the world. This is my opinion, and maybe you view the world a different way. That is fine. As this picture shows, we will often see the world differently, that doesn’t mean you are right and they are wrong.
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