In my opinion I have to say I failed miserably with this week’s exercise. I know change can take some time but too often I found myself not keeping in front of me this assignment which was simply this: do not give your opinion in any situation, whether someone asks you a particular question, or responding to something you see or hear in your everyday life.
The only exception to this rule was if you are an expert in a certain field and your opinion was pertinent to something getting done. As for me, that would not be a concern (or is that just my opinion?) BUT I did not make the effort for the most part to become aware of this rule. There were times when I caught myself giving an opinion and I can say I failed for the most part of the week in doing this, or shall I say NOT doing this.
I also found myself making statements to myself asking, is that a fact, or an opinion? This actually opened my eyes to how a statement can be true in one instance but an opinion when viewed from a different perspective, which I found fascinating.
I also learned one thing about myself and that was that I find myself responding a lot less to things, that in the past, I would have given my opinion. This is something that, in my opinion, I would never have realized had it not been for this exercise. This made me realize that I’ve come a long way from the person I used to be and the fact is, I couldn’t help but be happy about that.
All things considered, there is still a lot of work to do and this week’s focus is eliminating all opinion’s that come out of my mouth…..as for the opinions in my head, it’s my opinion that it may take a bit longer.
Perhaps by eliminating my opinion with the last statement, it won’t take as long as I think. I don’t know, I can’t say for sure, because as of right now, that belief is just my opinion.