I'm a big people watcher. I sit back and observe. You can often catch me laughing to myself at probably only I think is funny. I have watched a man go from knowing it all, excited about possibilities, depressed because he didn't have patience, and then he became complacent when the outcome was what he considered favorable. In the beginning, he was comfortable with his position and some what anxious about the opportunities that awaited him. You couldn't tell him nothing. That quickly turned into depression when he realized that by his own actions, he had single handledly sabotaged his own future. He blocked his own way because he was proud. Everything about him was depressed - his face, his conversation, his voice, his walk, his character was broke down. The he got the word, an offer had been made. By now he had already made a decision and would have brought rounds for all the office had the offer came with a promotion or bonus. But.... So after he pretended to not know whether he would accept or not, he announced his decision. This is a reality show for your ass, this is real life.
The moral of the story is, your life is a true reflection of your emotions. How you feel is the life you will live. When I become boastful or proud I remember the man who fell down. I have come to understand that when you are grateful for what I have, the more I will receive. I am grateful for my job so I am thankful and not prideful. I am grateful for my being, I have made it through some situations that are only seen in the movies. When I feel myself becoming complacent in my job responsibilities, I imagine myself being constantly reviewed and under observation. So I have sit up straight, watch my tone, utilize my soft skills, and I smile. When I see opportunities that are in my favor, I say thank you for the magnificent outcome and I see things as I want them to be. That's my reality.
Patience is a gift that I say thank you for at least 100 times a day. Funny acting people have lives worth watching. But instead of watching television, I'd rather watch people. 100% unscripted, with no cameras. There aren't any queue cards or make up artist or stylist. Just me observing natural behaviors in normal environments.