My Family Hardly Know Me

“I will walk tall among men and they will know me not, for today I am a new man, with a new life.” -Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World

I have been working on a very important project lately. That project is me. I have been reading more and getting rid of old bad habits by replacing them with new good habits. I am proud of the progress I am making. As I grow into the person that I see myself as I have noticed that some people seem uncomfortable with the personal changes I have made. I will admit that I am a little more outspoken and confident than I have been in the past.

I recently attended an event where there were quite a bit of family members were gathered. While at the event I engaged in conversation with friends and family that have known me my entire life. They all noticed the personal growth that I have made. That made me feel good to receive confirmation that my growth is noticeable to others. Some liked the growth that I have made and wanted to converse to see how they could make changes for themselves while others were not as enthusiastic about my personal growth.

We all should be on a journey of personal growth each and every day. We must become aware of our habits and take note of which habits help us and which habits hurt us. Once we have our habits separated into a good and a bad list, it is our duty to eliminate the bad list by replacing them with more good habits that will propel us in our journey of personal growth. When we are on our journey our closest friends and family may become distant because of some of their habits that are not aligned with our new good habits. And this is completely fine. We don’t love them any less than we did before. We just have to limit our time with them to prevent ourselves from slipping back into some of our old bad habits that they may still be partaking in.

 

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