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Understanding misunderstanding

When we find that, despite our sincerest efforts, we continue to be misunderstood, consider that perhaps we need to focus on understanding instead.

Understanding becomes difficult when we’re gripped with the desperation of needing others to understand how important something is to us.

That desperation is often driven by fear, or self pity, rather than conviction. And it’s fed by a belief that they simply don’t realise how important it is.

If we’re not careful, this is how we become the architects of our own misery, or the result of our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

The greater our emotional investment, the more likely we are to contaminate that space with fear or self pity.

Creating space for understanding is the most important thing you can do to avoid a potential lifetime of regret.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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