Engaging in community challenges those of us that are introverts. Yes, I am an introvert, despite my ability to be very public (which is often very uncomfortable for me).
My entrepreneurial tendencies force me to engage in the community, despite wanting to stay home, and under the radar. And yet, I am becoming more of an extrovert, which is helping me grow.
Sometimes, I find myself in trouble being public in my community, often when I call somebody out, as I did in the last 48 hours. Doing so, wasn't the brightest decision I've made, and likely equaled the mistake of the person I called out, who probably used about as much common sense as I did.
Today, I walked into a church for the second week in a row, with the previous week being the first time in Church in quite some time. The sermon targeted me correctly, as it addressed introvert/extroverts and interaction in our community.
A twenty-minute sermon covered multiple issues that influence my daily thought and left me realizing I need to take some greater chances, which I need to step up and let go of some negative self-thoughts.
I realized my mistake in confronting a public figure in a social arena. Instead, I should have requested a meeting and addressed my concern in private, as this person made a mistake, and then I helped them make an even bigger mistake.
The second revelation wraps around relationships and my lack of interest in them. I shy away from them, as I hate the break-up, and thinking it's not worth the upside.
I'm sure there are an overwhelming amount of great moments that I've missed out on in my life, and it's time for me to work on changing that part of my life.
I suggested to a friend that she needs to take risks, and not to break up with a guy just because she thinks he's going to break up with her. I'm giving her this advice when I'm not even giving anyone a chance to know me better. Doesn't make a lot of sense does it?
Today's sermon talked about how important relationships are to being healthier and living longer in life. Maybe I need to have a healthier view of relationships and community in my household.
Is this my next step to growing as a person, and becoming a better member of the community?
As an introvert, I've always found it easy to be alone, but then I've missed a part of life, that is capable of bringing joy and happiness that doesn't happen when you stay by yourself.
I have a ton to chew on, as I take myself out of my comfort zone, and navigate into the extrovert and outside community.