Having been raising children for 25 years has left me with many stories of meltdowns when one doesn’t get their way. What do you do when you don’t get your way? Are you composed and reflective? Do you disappear in the dark corners of the house? Or do you explode on display like its the fourth of July? Once you don’t get your way do you then pursue some way of soothing yourself?
What we do when we don’t get our way has everything to do with our emotional maturity. And maybe even our spiritual maturity. And that has a lot to do with how well our parents did raising us. The ultimate test of emotional maturity can be seen in our ability to say no to ourselves.
I’m proud to say that I have lost 10 lbs. I’m not proud to say that it has taken me over a year to do so. It has been really hard to say no to myself.
What about you? What do you do when you don’t get what you want? How easy is it for you to allow others to say no to you? How easy is it for you to say no to yourself?