Make sure you are judging situations before you with fairness and balance. Gather all the FACTs, from all sides first. Don’t rely on others to give you third-party or second-hand information. Go to the source and find out for yourself or confirm what you’ve been told is true. The road ahead is your path to tread. Make sure you’re walking it with both responsibility and accountability, instead of foolishness. Don’t get scammed!
Don’t fall back on old baggage and make assumptions. Don’t put your own reflections into the actions playing out before you. Don’t take the word of someone else for what’s going on, if they’re not the ones directly involved.
You must become actively involved in your own life and the path you tread. Stop letting others fool you or take advantage of you with misinformation, half truths or out and out lies. You are responsible for your life and where it leads. That means you must take hold of events you’re accountable for and be responsible for knowing exactly what’s going on.
If that means calling a creditor to make sure a bill was paid, then pick up the phone. It’s your good name and credit that will be affected, not someone elses. If there’s a he said, she said rumor going around about someone you care for, then go to the source and get the story face to face. And maybe from all parties involved. You can tell a lot about the truth when you “see” it first hand. Continue reading