What lesson did you learn in 2011 from “The School of Life” rather than a classroom?
I learned that I will pit myself against anybody, rather than taking them on as a team member, any day of the week. I have a go-to mental state called “everybody is the enemy” – and this will often extend to my husband, family, and best friends.
This is, by far, my most unattractive trait. I think you can see why. I’m learning, slowly, how not to do this. Why not everything everybody says is a direct attack meant to harm me. How people really do want to be on my side – are on my side – if I’ll only let them.
I trust more than I have in a long time. I have more hope for the future. So, by extension, I think I can learn to accept a few more team members next year.
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