Eyes On The Forehead – Story #2

Eyes On The Forehead – Story #2

I have a friend whom I have not only treated well, but have also gone out of the way to help him.

Unfortunately, not too long ago, he passed an unfair judgment about me to another friend.

I am sure many people have gone through a similar experience.

Or, God forbid, they have made such remarks before.

Fortunately, my other friend defended me and helped me to set the record right.

I’m happy to have many of such friends who will stand by me and are always in an operationally-ready mode to support me.

That experience got me thinking about the practice of judging others.

What are the consequences of being judgemental and looking down on others?

The Good Book says, Judge not so that you will not be judged (Mathew 7:1).

This wise counsel makes logical sense because when you focus on other people’s downsides, you won’t be able to see the dark sides in your own life.

If you are a judgemental person, you may paint a poorer image of yourself than the person you are criticising.

Eventually, nobody will look up to you when you pass judgements or look down on others.

If you believe you are good, you won’t look down on others.

For when you look down on others, you’ll eventually stop being good to others, and others will stop being good to you.

Nobody likes a self-righteous person.

They will avoid you if you continue to play “god” or “judge” in their lives.

If you persist, eventually there will be nobody for you to judge as you will be left alone.

The only person to criticise is yourself.

When you judge others, you leave no room in your heart and mind to see the good in others and build a positive relationship with them.

You may even end up living a lonely life.

When you pass judgements on others, you are also inviting others to pass judgements on you.

It’s fair game.

If you expect others to be perfect or to set a high standard, others will also expect you to be perfect and to set a high or higher standard in your life.

People will hold you to your yardsticks in life.

They are inclined to expose you if you don’t walk your talk.

In fact, they may even become more conscious about downsides in your life.

As a result, you may bring unnecessary attention to your weaknesses and magnify them for the world to see.

Remember: When you point a finger at others, four fingers will be pointing back at you.

People will soon notice that your fingers are not entirely clean and innocent too.

If you step on others, don’t be surprised if someone follow your example and do the same to you.

When you judge others in their absence, they may also judge you in your absence.

If you don’t give them a chance to defend themselves, they may also not give you a chance to defend yourself.

Soon, all parties will realize that throwing mud at one other will only make each other muddy.

Spewing poison at one another will only cause each other to die of poison.

When you judge others, you cannot see the bigger picture of life.

You will not be able to focus on the important and vital aspects of life, such as love, joy and peace.

When you look down on others, you’ll find it hard to look up and enjoy expanse of the universe.

And appreciate the wonders of our Creator and His handiwork.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg Visit my Inspiration blog at https://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/ For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/ Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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