Writer, Dana King commenting upon yesterday’s blog about qualities that draw others to us, dubbed them The Big Six. It might not be an exclusive list, but it still seems important to identify obstacles that prevent us from displaying these important attributes.
In the following list, I thought of the opposite of the quality and how it has taken root in my own experience.
Passion — Lethargy, disillusionment, or disengagement, supported by thoughts of, “It’s no use” or “Why try?”
Child-like Delight — Boredom, supported by “Been there, done that” or a lack of curiosity
Presence — Detachment, fueled by anxiety or self-absorption
Courage — Fear of losing something that I cannot keep
Contentment — Jealousy, bitterness, or negativity about my circumstances
Not Taking Oneself Too Seriously — Intensity or tension, born of defending my ego