MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: Did You Hear What I Said?
Does that question resonate with you at all? Did your parents use to say that to you when you were a child? Or, have you had to say that to your own children? Even though we’re adults, those words, “did you hear what I said” bears repeating.
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Oftentimes, we equate these to be offensive but it boils down to aksing yourself: what did you hear them say? Did you hear criticism out of spite or did you hear correction out of love? It’s important that we know the difference because the difference greatly affects our response.
Think of it from this vantage point: when you give your children instruction/correction, do you say it to be spiteful or because you want to see them do and be better? More than likely, you answered with the latter. If that’s true, then, as adults, why would it be any different when it’s done to us?
When you’re given instruction/correction, evaluate what you heard:
- Before you speak or react – consider who said it and their intention behind what they said. Did you hear anything that would cause you to react defensively? Ask yourself “what did you hear”? Are you able to see evidence, of what they said, in that person’s life?
- With a mind to do – If you confirm that what you heard was out of care and concern, then take the instruction/correction and run with it.
- With a mind to remember – remember what was said to you. If you can see evidence in the person’s life that what they told you has worked for them, then write down the instruction and implement it. Don’t delay, just do it. They took the time to invest in you and your business, then the least you could do is take it and, in turn, invest in yourself.
It’s important that we be sensitive to instruction and/or correction that’s given to us. If you have to question anything, then question the delivery. Did you hear anything that would hurt or harm you? Probably not. So, execute and watch what was poured into you come through in your business and flourish.
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Until next time….
Stay in it to win it,
Joe & Shelly King