Stopping everything else is very similar to day 1 our first challenge where we need to be fully in the moment. Because this is such a struggle for me I want to continue to work on this skill.
Challenge number 10: Today when someone one is talking to me my main goal is to stop what I am doing and give them undivided attention.
I can do all things through
who gives me strength.
Today I need to believe that even if it is hard for me I can do all things with God’s strength. I can stop what I am doing and stop the multi-tasking and give the people that are so important to me individual attention.
Questions to ask myself: 1.How am I showing the person who is speaking that they have value to me? 2. Am I taking this goal seriously enough to ask my loving Father in Heaven to Help me accomplish my goals? 3. Am I seeking out how God wants me to handle the relationships in my life? 4. Am I being patient with the person talking or am I rushing them so that I can get back to whatever else I was doing?
Goals: 1. Watch what I am thinking: Today I am going to be careful to watch my thoughts and keep them in check… I want to have a non-judgmental thought process and I want to have a focused thought process so that I am thinking specifically about what the person is saying, not drifting my mind to another thing. 2. I am going to look for the positive- instead of seeing how the person speaking is different from me I want to focus on their uniqueness and learn from their abilities. When I am actively thinking about them I am not focused on me, which allows me to stop doing what I am doing to give the person the best attention possible. 3. Avoid right and wrong thinking- not everything is black and white so today as I am stopping what I am doing to listen to others I want to realize not everything has to be labeled.