Living the Dream without Judging

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Living the Dream without Judging

“There ought to be a law against that,” I often find myself saying. People do things that harm, hurt, or hinder other people and I, for one, often feel that it’s my job to point this out.

Having such a judgmental attitude does not make me a lot of friends. If fact, no one wants to be around someone who is usually snide, sarcastic and snarky. (Snarky is my new favorite word). Living the dream means to be free to enjoy life without the oppression of having to heap weight and worry onto the shoulders of others.

Have you ever been passed by another car at 90 mph, when you yourself are going 55 in a 45 zone?

What about getting behind one of those silly RVs who has a string of cars lined up behind it? There is actually a law in Colorado that says that you should pull over when you are slowing down 5 or more other vehicles. So, should the sheriff chase down and give a citation to such a driver? I’ve never seen that happen, and frankly the men in blue have better things to do.

I’m not sure who said this first, but here is a useful saying: “Don’t judge a person because they sin differently than you.”

Of course, there needs to be justice. We would not be able to live in freedom without it. Yet leave the baggage of being upset about other people behind. Don’t carry it with you. Travel light. You can’t change other people anyway. The only person you can ever change is yourself. Judging another person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.

When you point your finger, three other fingers are pointing back at you.

If you’d like to see my short video on this topic, follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/blazingnewtrailscoaching/videos/1491438837604546/

With Joy,

~ Michael

By | 2018-06-20T11:59:52+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Integrity, Life Tips, Living the Dream|0 Comments

About the Author:

Michael J. Marx, EdD is the Founder of New Trails Coaching. He is a sought-after business and life coach for those who want to explore new directions. Michael’s purpose is to be a catalyst and his greatest joy is seeing people move from having a stalled life to a dynamic one. Michael holds the Professional Certified Coach credential (ICF), the Professional Certified Christian Coach credential (CCNI) as well as being a Certified Professional Life Coach (PCCI). He brings more than two decades of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring in an international arena. Michael is also the Immediate Past President of the Christian Coaches Network International and serves as the leader of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Ethics Community of Practice. In 2016 he published his book, Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches. He lives at 8162 feet in the mountains of Colorado with his wife Joy and a dozen sled dogs.

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