Drawing the Line: Boundaries (#1)

BoundariesOne of my core values is “personal responsibility.” If I am held accountable for a result, then I want control of implementing how I will get it. I love clear expectations. As a planner, it makes me feel secure knowing my resources and limits. I do not like ambushes from people who never communicate their limits and then explode when I’ve pushed too far. Not only does it cause conflict, I then have to revise all my previous planning. I need to know what I’m responsible for.  I also need to know what I am not responsible for so I don’t try to fix problems that I don’t own.

“Drawing  the Line” series is about looking at our personal boundaries in an effort to have healthy relationships. In learning about where my own line is, I can then give more respect to where other people draw their line. When I clearly communicate my boundary, I invite others to communicate their boundary.

The beginning of a new series allows the opportunity to pause and review the purpose of writing this blog, “wisdom served in bite-sized pieces.” I love learning about personal growth. I’m passionate about sharing the most valuable parts in hope that it will be impactful to someone else. Highlights from self-development books provide a taste of insight for people with busy schedules. This blog series is based on Henry McCloud & John Townsend’s book, “Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life.” We will begin the next trip of self-discovery here. Please join me on “My Journey to a Fulfilled Life.”

Reflect & Share: What stops you from drawing the line and making your boundaries clear?

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More Blogs about Boundaries:

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“Your Life Begins at The End of Your Comfort Zone” (blog)

Boundaries: “Not easy, just right

“Boundaries” (blog)

“Set the Cornerstone and Look in the Mirror” Series: Draw the Line (blog)

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23 responses to “Drawing the Line: Boundaries (#1)

  1. Stephanie

    Another insightful read from you, Charmin! You always seem to share with me exactly what I need to hear. You have a special gift. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and keep them coming!!

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