Temptations (Part 2)

Temptations 2

Following on from last week’s blog about the temptation to justify my need to say no, my other big temptation is to pretend that I know what I’m doing now. That I have put all I’ve learned into practice and that now my life is perfect. That I don’t have problems with saying no anymore. That my life is in balance and if you just follow my ten steps then your life will be in balance too.

I can’t say I’ve got it right yet. I’m trying and I’m getting things more in order. But there is so much more to do, more growing to go through.

That’s life though, isn’t it? You keep learning until you die. I intend to keep learning and growing until I die.

So all I’m trying to do here is pass on some lessons I’ve learned in the past year or so in the hope that they will be helpful to someone else.

Actually, what I’m trying to do here is put into one place what I’ve learned from my own life and from many different places.

I tell my students (I lecture chemistry at university level) that the best way to learn something well is to teach it to someone else. (It’s true, but it also helps me get through my own workload if the students do some of it themselves). So by writing all these lessons down for you, I hope to learn it more thoroughly myself.

I hope I help me. And I hope I help you.

Next week I’m going to tell you a lesson I learned about obedience. Who and what deserves our yes and who does not.

What lessons have you learned about saying no? Is there anything that you would like me to look at through this series? Please let me know in the comments.

This post is part of a series I am writing about what I have learned about saying no. I’d love to have you join me on this journey. If you want to make sure you never miss a post, you can sign up on WordPress and the post will be sent to your email address every week without fail.

You’ll notice some special art in this series. If you want to see more of it you can find the artist on instagram @deteor42

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