Lighten Up, Francis!

Have you ever been told something about yourself meant as correctional criticism? I’m sure most of us have by a friend, parent, or boss.

Last year I was told I was intense. I already knew this about myself. I’m a rule follower (for the most part :)) If I care about something, sometimes I can get intense about it. I get it. I understand what this person was trying to tell me.

But what to do about it?

Work on it. Anytime we are told something about ourselves, we should reflect inwardly. Is it true? Can I change it? Should I change it?

I’ve decided it’s not going to go away. It is a part of who I am, but I will try to tone it down, so to speak. I will still care enough to be passionate about some things but work on how that passion comes out, how I react.

In other words I’m going to…

Lighten Up, Francis!

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