A Question to Ponder
You may not wish to answer straight away, you may wish to contemplate the question for a few minutes/hours/days or even a couple of weeks. You don’t even need to post the answer on here, but it would be nice if you would and share your answers with others. So here is your question:
What are you tolerating?
Here is my answer:
These days I don’t tolerate most things that don’t serve me well and I made that change for myself a while back after I came across this statement “You get what you tolerate”. Wow, that was a transformational statement to me because it really made me think of what I was tolerating at that time in my life and didn’t wish to continue to tolerate. This changed my thinking at that time and inspired positive change within me.
So these days, if I’m purely honest, I don’t put up with anything that I don’t want and that is because I have greater self-respect and self-love for myself, I have raised my personal standards and everyday I work towards living my life in alignment with my values. My focus is on what I want out of life not what I don’t want and then I do what I can to achieve what I desire. Sometimes this isn’t easy and I have to push past internal barriers but as long as I have moved one baby step closer to my goal, then I know I am progressing and I will definitely arrive.
You get what you tolerate and if you don’t like it, change it!!
- Quora: During an interview what’s an appropriate answer when asked “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” (abaditya.com)
- Tolerant People – A definition (tolerantpeople.com)
- Lessons From Intolerance: My Journey Toward Compassion. ~ Lesley Lawrence (elephantjournal.com)
- Is Honesty the Best Policy? (savoo.co.uk)