Saturday, June 8, 2013

Big Picture

Day Eight: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

Keep the big picture in mind as you deal with people.

{I'm still not very good at this, but I'm starting to understand it.}

You're not going to get what you want by snapping at your mom. Even if she's being completely irritating and unreasonable, no good can possibly come of your losing it. However, if you stay calm and kind and play it right, you might actually get the outcome you hope for.

Your boss is not going to appreciate your whining about something, no matter how legitimate the complaint it. Phrase it differently; don't try to blame your boss; keep an even tone and take some responsibility. The difference in reactions you get will be drastic.

Just keep the big picture in mind. When you feel yourself about to explode into anger, remind yourself that that is not the way to get what you want. How badly do you want this? If you allow your emotions to get the best of you, you've ruined this for yourself. Be smart.

Think big picture and bite your tongue.

~ Stephanie

Also, check out my dad's blog HERE. I really like his ideas and his brief style. I don't think his blog gets the traffic it deserves. Follow it if you're interested :)


  1. Addressing an issue is a lot more satisfying that merely complaining about it.

  2. To me this is also tact and foresight, something which teenagers don't naturally have and learn to develop over time