First Cup of Coffee Thought

I consider myself a pretty optimistic fellow. I like to smile. Always look on the bright side. The power of positive thinking. That’s how I try to operate.

But, I’m learning that what works for me may not work for others. It actually has the potential to harm.

By trying to get others to shake off their worries, fears, or concerns, I run the risk of making them feel guilty for NOT being able to do it. The classic ‘blame the victim’ process.

I still very much believe in optimism and the power that thought has on action. However, when giving advice I need to be careful not to trivialize one’s worries, fears, and concerns to the point that I make it seem like they do not exist at all.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s