Eradicating Annoying Personality Traits (1)
IT is one of my less admired seasons for many reasons; the dry air, the dust, the glare of the sun and occasional sniffing…well, it could be worse!
Do you want to make the season more agreeable to your system? Here is my kobo’s worth: Instead of shivering, take a cuppa; if the weather’s a bit dry, moisturize or humidify.
The solutions are simple and straight forward enough for the most part. And in the light of that, I bring to you simple and straightforward solutions to eradicating annoying traits from your personality. Cheers!
Identify Annoying Traits
Sometimes, this is just not the easiest thing to do, especially if one is habitually self engrossed and holds a high opinion of himself/herself. A good way to tell if this is you is to ask yourself how well you take insistent differences in opinion concerning your person, how well you take correction – or if you do take any at all! If you do not have an approachable demeanour with anyone with whom there is the potentiality to be corrected and/or counselled then chances are that you’re are a delirious force of endured irritation (I mean that in the kindest of ways because I’ve been there).
1. Ask for an opinion and take it gracefully. 2. Examine yourself honestly. I believe that the truth is always at the reach of every man – no matter how secluded he might imagine himself to be. It is not a matter of ignorance but of the unquestionable presence of truth and the rejection of it. Very often, the trouble is that we are incapable of being honest even to ourselves. This might be a seemingly light topic but it goes well beyond some ill performance to the deeper issues of the man.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” Romans 1:18-22 KJV
The Unending Journey Of Change
Make the decision to change and do not look back. The first thing you must know is that change is first a decision and then a journey. You begin the journey when you make the decision and you are on the way when you apply that decision each day. However, you never do arrive at that destination. The reason why so many of us give up and are unable to persevere in so many of our endeavours is that, for some reason, we have been deluded into believing that we have arrived. The truth is that we never do arrive – not in this life (I speak here specifically of behavioural tendencies). We must make the decision to keep striving but to never again think so highly of ourselves, otherwise, we fall again into the deception that we have attained perfection in the flesh.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 KJV
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong! (1Corinthians 16:13 )
There will always be opportunities to change and opportunities to refrain from change. How much change you experience would be determined by how much you push forward with or stand on the decision you previously took. Expect resistance within and without so be ready also to make the decision to stay changed again and again each day
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned”. Hebrews 11:13-15 KJV
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12 KJV
“In your patience possess ye your souls.” Luke 21:19 KJV
We all need a lot more of patience! Whether you’re trying to correct your voice or intonation, your body language, your body weight or some other annoying personality trait, you will need a little bit of patience. With patience you can check responses and reflections; you can be watchful and make the right decisions each time. If you can be patient there isn’t much else that you cannot achieve. You can have all the faith in the world, have the greatest gifts and ideas and more than a handful of powerful friends in all the right places but there are great many things you will not be able to accomplish without pairing your opportunities with patience. We all are intrinsically different and we walk on different paths of life, but we all need the same thing to be able to persevere and attain a high level of lasting success; we all need Patience.
“But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” Luke 8:15 KJV (emphasis are mine)
to be continued…
Image and Etiquette: As a young lady, I suffered much from inferiority and timidity. I had an unhealthy distrust of myself and God-given beauty. By God’s grace, I found answers in the Bible (especially the Songs of Solomon) which transformed me. His Word transformed me from a bitter, angry teenager to a cheerful, content, peace-filled and purposeful woman; Jesus changed me from the inside out. I have a passion for etiquette and image and I know that our outward image and our attitudes are influenced by our heart; therefore, image and etiquette is spirit, soul and body – just as it was in the beginning! Having been given the knowledge, experimental application and experience through His grace alone, this is what I teach. Unconventional…yes, but it remains the truth to the degree that I have understood it. For this, I make no apologies. Website: www.regalgraces.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 08116706879 (text messages only).