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By Anthony Juan
Last weekend, my roommate Fred apologized again for leaving our A/C on when he left for work. Well, it’s not really a big deal for me if it only happens once or twice, however it’s happened so many times lately that I’ve lost count.
Aside from worrying how it’s going to affect our power bill, I was also thinking about our unit’s safety if the unit were to overheat and ignite, it is kind of old. So, this last time he left it on, I made sure that I had a serious talk with him and warned him about the repercussions in case it happens again.
For me, the best apology is changed behavior. Your sorry means NOTHING if you just keep on doing the same thing over and over again, and never actually correct the problem.
In life, I believe that it’s wise to know how to make things work for your own good and for the benefit of others as well. It is also necessary to learn how to keep things together despite having some issues or how to stay calm while dealing with complicated problems.
In addition, you have to recognize that your actions are senseless if they don’t come out of intelligence. You have to be PRACTICAL, and that can only happen when you have knowledge of the problem, understanding of how to fix it, and you’re willing to do what’s needed to make the changes that are needed. It’s not enough to just know what’s going on, to just work and work, and to just keep on apologizing without full comprehension of your purpose and reason.
So, today, I decided to share with you some practical skills to make your life better.
Use Your Common Sense
A famous architect once said, “There’s nothing more uncommon than common sense.” Well, I couldn’t agree more. It’s not easy to find sensible and level-headed people, who are capable of making sound judgments and understand the difference between what is acceptable and what is not, what is okay and what is hurtful.
Your ability to focus on what’s important and to ignore useless details, is essential to keeping your relationships happy and intact.
In the piece “10 Ways Your Wife Knows You Don’t Think She’s Good Enough,” writer Steve Horsmon explains how you can be a more effective life companion when you choose to empower your partner instead of validating her insecurities and inadequacies.
There’s so much fun and good things that you can spend time on in your life when you decide to use your common sense in treating your woman right and in seeing the change that you wish to see. You should know better than to play the old and stupid tit for tat game.
Never Stop Improving Yourself
It’s impossible to be practical when you don’t have enough confidence and faith in yourself. To be able to believe in your own capacity to handle challenging situations efficiently, you should always aim to make yourself better.
Of course, you can’t just rely on confidence alone. You have to back it up with the right skills and knowledge to deal with the difficult situations that come your way. So, never stop learning things that contribute to your self-growth and personal development.
To help you improve yourself in managing complicated problems, check this out – “7 Activities That Sharpen Your Practical Intelligence.”
Playing video games works for me. It not only helps me increase my patience but it also improves my skills in formulating strategies to beat my opponents and win. Hey man, that’s always a good thing to know.
Be Conscious With Your Choices
Take charge of your life by being responsible for your choices. To do that, you have to learn to examine the pros and cons of the options available before taking action or before arriving at a decision.
Also, you can try to come up with the best action steps possible to avoid making the problem worse or to resolve the predicament you are in. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, for instance, the last thing that you should do is eat highly processed foods.
To give you some healthier alternatives for your favorite packaged snacks, here are some practical swaps that you should make.
Learn to Accept Your Imperfections
Being practical means making the best out of what you have regardless of not having enough resources. It also means you don’t make your inadequacies into excuses for your unhappiness and for not being able to deliver what is expected of you. So, stop beating yourself up, start embracing your flaws and make the most out of what you have.
Appreciate yourself more and improve the way you see yourself on a more permanent level by learning these “10 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better.”
Dr. Susan Krauss explains that though you may not be perfect, your flaws are far from fatal.
So, get that mental makeover and learn to accept yourself as you are. Don’t worry about perfection and just give your best in everything you do. Self-acceptance makes it possible for you to achieve your maximum potential and to liberate yourself from limiting beliefs.