"To see a perspective that truly isn't my own, that is totally contrary to my own values, to accept someone for who they are regardless of my own expectations. This has been a challenge. Posted-Dec 24, 11:20AM"
How I did it: I listened to the other persons story, i trusted their judgement. I struggled to come to terms with many things and this person didn't live up to my expectations, but by lowering my standards for that person, (not for myself) and accepting myself as i am and them as they are... i've finally come to a good level of understanding and compassion. A place i never thought i would achieve as my beliefs on certain topics i've been so adament about. However i've realised that you don't have to compromise who you are to allow someone to be who they are and that many times you are expecting others to live up to standards which are too high. This doesn't mean that you have to lower the bar for yourself, but you can realise that other people have different values for themselves and expectations of themselves and accept this.
Lessons & tips: Have patience , understanding comes with time.
Lower your expectations for others- let them be who they are.
Become accepting of others without expecting.
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