Birds of a Feather

Lately I have been having a huge internal struggle with the phrase “birds of a feather flock together.”
It makes me think about the type of people that I am surrounding myself with and what that means about me.
I don’t mean in this in any type of snobby or rude way at all, but more of an introspective way.
If I allow myself to be surrounded by people that challenge me and make me think, that will only make me a better person for everyone else that is around me.
Don’t we all just want to be better people in the end?
I guess what I’m getting at is, I don’t want to compare myself to other people, I want to compare myself against who I was yesterday.
If I am better, at anything, or in any way, than I was yesterday, then my life is moving in a direction that I am proud of.
On the other hand, If I have the same conversation as I did yesterday and end up in the same place as I was yesterday, then what’s the point?
I am not on this earth to learn the same lesson every day, I am on this earth to challenge myself to learn a new lesson each and every day. It’s what I want for my kids and it’s 100% what I want for myself.
At this point I would say that 5 days out of 7 I am learning something new and moving forward each day.
My goal is to make myself push forward on the weekend…which is why this is a perfect thing to reflect on this Friday.
When I wake up tomorrow I need to think about doing something different than I do every other Saturday of my life. Of course the kids will be with me too, so why not take the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary and help to push the growth of my entire family forward?
I want the birds in my family flock, my friend flock and my professional flock to learn to soar upward instead of in the same old pattern.

Sometime this means making our flocks smaller so that we can all be sure we are in a group of people that see eye to eye with this goal. It’s so hard though, how do you tell family that they need to get on board or get off?
No more conversations about yesterday and the good ole days. Instead lets have conversations about things that are pertinent to today and to tomorrow, because after all, that is where we are headed. While the yesterday’s are important to remember and learn from, living in yesterdays will ensure that you stay there forever.
I have no interest in that.
Who’s with me?


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