The Four Most Important Words I’ve Learned

There are four words fast becoming the most important, significant lesson I’ve ever read, seen, heard, what-have-you, up to this point in the non-stop roller coaster called life:  Whether it be in regards to living, loving, spirituality, relationship or anything else.  These words don’t come directly out of the Bible, or from the mouths of  some wise sage or new age guru, yet everything that’s been taught, written or spoken within or by any of them can be summed up in these four words:

It’s not about you!

Meditate on those for awhile; in any situation, any relationship, any exchange you’re dealing with, and see if it doesn’t change your life.

If it’s too hard to do, if it hurts, makes you angry, makes you think “No, no, no, this person doesn’t understand . . .”, take a step back.  Check your own motives, check your pride, curb your ego.  Maybe its not them . . .

Maybe it is, in fact, you.

Then, think again . . .

It’s not about you!

Don’t think, “It may not be . . .”, “It might not . . . “, “This time it’s not . . .”


It’s NOT about you.  Pure.  Simple.  Non-negotiable.

Have a great day!

6 thoughts on “The Four Most Important Words I’ve Learned”

    1. Absolutely. It’s funny how many different situations I can find myself in and still say to myself, “It’s not about you.” Of course I also said it to the driver in front of me after he cut me off on the way home today, so there ya go.

  1. ***There is much merit in contemplating those four words.

    To add some perspective I would like to contribute the following quote for you to consider: “In whatever country you live, however young or inadequate you feel, or however aged or limited you see yourself as being, I testify you are individually loved of God, YOU ARE CENTRAL TO THE MEANING OF HIS WORK, The personal value, the sacred splendor of every one of you, is the very reason there is a plan of salvation….”–Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve, Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints.

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