Our emotional maturity and intellectual maturity don't develop at the same pace. Many of us develop intellectually long before emotionally. You can learn tons of tips about emotional and intellectual maturity among other things through my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, in my book Views from the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor. I encourage you to keep growing up intellectually and emotionally because you can!
I bet you think you're smart. I'll be honest. I think I'm smart. I think I'm bright and whitty and write meaningful blog posts. No matter how smart I am, I do stupid stuff. I make mistakes, say the wrong things, and act out of frustration or impatience. I may score straight A's all though school and university, but am I fully developed in the emotional spectrum? I ...Read More
I received interesting feedback to my last piece about the difference between submitting and sacrificing. The question I received was, "What happens when you continue to submit and never receive anything in return?" I thought about it and decided that whenever resentment and negative emotion enter the picture, then it's time to talk because submission has transformed into sacrifice. Things get to that point because negativity has spiraled out ...Read More