I Am Not Who I Used To Be

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”- Andy Rooney 

I am not going to say I was a bad person, but I was a person who required a lot of patience to deal with. I was a very one-dimensioned thinker. I didn’t see things from other people’s perspective. If someone didn’t agree with my viewpoint, I would think that they weren’t as smart or knowledgable as I am. I would even argue until the person gave in. Horrible trait, I know.

Another bad trait I had was the inconsideration of other people’s feelings. Don’t get me wrong, if someone I was close to was down, I was there, but not in the best way possible. I would listen to what they had to say. However, instead of fully listening, I would give them half of my attention, while the other half was doing something else such as scrolling through my phone. Many times, I remained quiet not knowing what to say, and expected others to respond back to me when I needed someone to talk to. Believe me, I’ve come a long way!

Today, I respect everyones way of thinking. I accepted the fact that we all see the world in different ways. Just because I think one way, doesn’t mean that it’s better than a person thinking in a different way. This is why I now consider myself as a multidimensional thinker. I am now able to see the world from different viewpoints and respect other people’s way of thinking.

Also, when someone is venting to me, I give them my undivided attention. I enjoy hearing people out and being there for them when they are in need of a listening ear. I like being able to support people and motivate them whenever they need it.

Growth is an amazing thing. I thank God everyday for the growth that I’ve experienced over the years. I can honesty say, dark times truly bring about better days. If I had never gone through a tough loss, I don’t even think I would be where I am today. I just hope and pray that I can continue elevating myself and really become the person I was meant to be.

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