So this is Christmas, so what have you done?

What a Powerful question.

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

This time of year I have a Performance Appraisal. It gives me the willies; those old feelings arise, I don’t want to think that I did not measure up somehow.

Ralph Marston said, Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.

The question still stands!

So what have we done for:

  • Family
  • Charity
  • Neighbor
  • Job
  • Character
  • Personal Growth
  • Thankfulness
  • Pay it Forward
  • Having fun
  • Peace

The question at this time of year; should we measure/compare to others, let us off the hook, to see our strengths, weaknesses, are there any unresolved issues.  Whether we want to or not, we leave a trail of who we are. Only you/I , at the end of the day can answer the questions.

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It is one thing to succumb to undue pressure another than to move out of our comfort zone to challenge ourselves.

In a psychology course the author said that EXPECTATIONS are made up of OUR experiences, OUR beliefs, OUR values, OUR perceptions, OUR knowledge. And yet we place them on OTHERS to perform to OUR standards not THEIR own.

The REALITY – placing our expectations on others often get an unwanted reaction. Other people are giving what they are capable of out of their experiences, their beliefs, their values, their perceptions, their knowledge. Not y/ours.

Remember that this doesn’t mean that you or I won’t have hurt feelings or disappointments. Let’s not let that define who we are or impede y/our self-worth. We need to move forward and be objective.

In reality there is only one that can present an expectation to all of humanity and that is the creator.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare/well being and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears wills.” Max Lucado

“Put your expectations on God, not on people.”  ― Joyce Meyer

“Strive for excellence, not perfection, because we don’t live in a perfect world.” ― Joyce Meyer

Brian Tracy – Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations.

So as Chuck Swindoll will say; The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.  Joel Osteen

So we are back to the questions without comparison, undue pressure, but move out of our comfort zone to make a difference.

So This is Christmas and What have you/I Done?

So what will we do for:

    • Family
    • Charity
    • Neighbor
    • Job
    • Character
    • Personal Growth
    • Thankfulness
    • Pay it Forward
    • Having Fun
    • Peace

Now What are we gonna do about our unfinished business?

 

Would you like to take a few minutes to listen to these videos; thanks.

So this is Christmas Celine Dion

Sheryl Crow  Happy Christmas  (War is Over)

John Lennon So This is Christmas

Maroon 5

Thanks for reading my Blog today!  Merry Christmas!

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