They say that behind every great man is a greater woman. Is there, and what is she doing to achieve that?
That was the question I was asking myself as I was thinking about an upcoming meeting with an acquaintance I hadn’t seen for sometime. I was thinking about the last time I had seen them and what had happened in my life since then.
The event that stood out the most was meeting my wife and how it changed me.
There are times, and I’m sure there will be many more, when my wife infuriates me. Or should that be I feel really annoyed at something my wife has either said or done. Either way you put it, I’m annoyed.
Why? Because she looks at some things through an entirely different lens to me. The infuriation is really me not getting my own way and basically having my selfishness brought to my attention. Now I have to rethink something from a different point of view. That’s annoying.
But having someone I love and respect point those things out to me has led me to where I am today. And I like where I am today.
Do you like where you are today Murray? Has someone who cares about you infuriated you to the point of insanity? Whereas if you had the presence of mind to pause and step back, you might have seen it from their point of view and made a better decision?
If you have the presence of mind to pause and step back – that’s growth. If you’re still working on it, like me, keep going. Keep talking and growth will come and it will be well worth it.