Know You: Be Positively Skeptical About How Others Think You Should Spend Your Time

Throughout your life there will be many activities you come across that you will naturally be gifted at (whether you believe it or not)…

Throughout your life there will be many activities you come across that you will naturally be gifted at (whether you believe it or not). However, you will not be strongly interested in many of these things.

Because you are not pursuing some of the things you are really good at, some people may tell you that you are wasting your life and playing around. Others may ask, “What are you afraid of?”

This is why it’s essential to know who you are and know what you want. The opinions of others will always be present in our lives, but our personal desires and things we are passionate about are the personal and present things in our lives that matter.

It’s okay for others to give us their opinions about our lives, but it’s not okay to listen to others’ opinions without positive skepticism. We must always take into consideration who we are, which means we must take the time to know ourselves and ask the questions:

  1. What do I enjoy doing?

  2. Who am I?

  3. What activities bring joy to my life?

  4. Am I happy with the way I am spending my time?

  5. Do I care more about my own opinions or the opinions of others?

Positive skepticism is taking the time to analyze and think critically — with an open mind — about the words that another person is conveying to us. Sometimes people are right; we should be pursuing some of things we are not. But sometimes, others are wrong, and we need to remember why we choose to not engage full throttle in some activities.

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