ROADBLOCKS (Day 4 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
When I don’t want to listen to others’ wisdom, it’s usually because I want to go my own way for emotional reasons. Yes, I understand what others are saying, but I want to do what I want to do (and any bad consequences won’t hit me, right?).
If I have learned anything, it’s that I’m not exempt from natural consequences.
If I try to grow an orange tree in Washington state, it’s not going to survive the snow of winter no matter how much I want to grow my own oranges.
If I don’t want to do my weight-bearing exercises, I can do that, but I can’t escape the natural consequences of my choice. Not listening to the wisdom of my doctor means weaker bones as I age and poorer quality of life.
I think also it’s easy to get caught up in being embarrassed for not knowing something or needing help.
Y’all, we are meant to lean on each other a bit. We need each other’s wisdom, knowledge, and experience. There is no shame in that, just good sense.