Open Minded, Yet Narrowly Focused

If my true desire is to make real progress of where I am to where I want to be, then I need to learn (and model) open mindedness, yet be narrowly focused on my direction.

This “epiphany” of mine came after a recap conversation with my two teenage daughters of an event that we had just attended.

Their ‘view’ of the event came as a surprise to me. They didn’t like the way this happened, they didn’t agree with what was said, done, looked…and the only supporting “argument” that they could come up with was that it was “weird”.

Translation, it’s not how they have seen it, done it or thought it so, in other words, it was a different perspective than theirs.

{insert my big-eyed face mixed with some disappointment}open-mind

I’m forever trying to engage my in house peeps in conversation for the purpose of
a) seeing where they ‘are’ and
b) seeing where I’m ‘missing’ them
and this was a huge answer for me on both fronts!

This single recap conversation helped me to see how opposite of open minded my own children are becoming and that they didn’t get there overnight. Mama’s got some work to do!

Thankfully, each day is a new opportunity to learn, grow, apply and most importantly become.
I say become, because the more we learn to become instead of just be, the more room we make for better and better makes way for best! Now, I don’t know about you, but I certainly want what’s best for not only what I can do, but also for who.

So today as I strive to learn, model and apply being open minded, I also pray that I am narrowly focused on where I want that to bring me.

How about you? Has this perspective revealed something about you or someone in your circle of influence?

Making progress on my narrow focus right there with you,





  1. Joeixoxo on October 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    We try so hard to be proper role models for our children when the truth is we are human too and we need to constantly be growing and trying to be the best version of ourselves !! We have to be okay with calling our children out on things too bc if we cant then who can ?? These little conversations become teachable moments ! Keep up the good work Mama ! XOXO

Leave a Comment