While thinking about a particular situation I found myself mired in negative, sad and insane thoughts for weeks. The total opposite of what I had envisioned. After, taking some time to breath and collect I realized that the result isn’t as important as the intent. When you make a decision whether you deem it good or bad you have to let it go. Thinking about how others will react or what the outcome will be totally changes the intent of the action. This realization although difficult to come to grips with was and is the only solution.
There have been people in my life that I shared my intent with and whom I truly believed had agreed with me and considered my intent a good idea. But, when the backlash hit, it was fast and furious. Deciding what to do with those reactions left me spinning and second guessing. To ultimately discover after seeing the results that they were indeed correct only left me with my head in my hands. It’s weird because you would never think that something that originated from the best place in my heart could go so wrong. And, for others to see the writing on the wall while I thrived in a space of contentment speaks volumes about how I view people and our society.
Anyway, I suppose my point in all of this is to say that sometimes the best ideas and intentions although they make sense to you should be thought out. If one person puts a negative spin on your idea don’t listen but if 2, 3, and 5 do….well maybe reavaluating your intention would be a good idea. I hate being a cynic but like qtip said “all that glitters ain’t gold”.
Does any of this make sense? I feel like I just rambled haha….mistakes!!