Remember when I said Wednesdays were the worst day of the week? Well, maybe they’re not so bad after all. I had a great day today. Today confirmed there’s a lot of magic I’m working with in my life, and I have to be extra careful that I’m using my powers for good. Sound weird? I know. I’m not casting spells or purchasing wands or anything, I’m just riding a positive vibrational high. And it feels good. But I have to remember that with every up, there is a down, and I can’t be too overzealous with my newfound skill.
There’s a razor-thin difference between self-confidence and cockiness. And I think people are beginning to discovering that margin. It’s slight, but we can start to see it. If someone you once considered insightful and all-knowing can’t go one conversation without driving it right back to themselves, then you’ve got a bit of an egoist on your hands. And it’s not an attractive quality to possess.
This is something I constantly have to remind myself. Getting too cocky will always spill over into a hard crash. Thinking we can do no wrong will inevitably bite us in the behind if we’re not careful. No one is invincible. And no one is as perfect as their boasts may make you think.
But please don’t think I believe people are beyond any sort of help or growth. Anyone can learn about themselves if they’re willing to listen to helpful criticism. Notice I said “helpful.” There’s ways we approach people and speak to people. Words on the more pleasant side will fall better on people’s ears, and they may be more inclined to take your advice. But we can’t ever expect change overnight, nor can we expect one conversation to be the be-all-end-all-thank-you-I’m-cured.
There’s a lot on the horizon as 2018 approaches. I’m grateful I’m going into a new year with smile on my face rather than a grimace of uncertainty. Feels good, man.