Earlier today I posted something on my personal Facebook (FB) page about feeling like a rain storm on the inside, given the massive shifts I have been making in my business. It’s been exciting but also tough–lots of newness to every bit of it and just as many glitches. I was on FB and making note that my every picture is happy and upbeat. All true but at that moment, I just wasn’t feeling it. I wrote about my sadness, my angst, my tears. I read it over and over and decided to test out how people would respond–or not.
I was surprised.
There are only a handful of comments there publicly on FB but it elicited all sorts of reaches in my direction privately. People told me they were so glad to know my vulnerability. Wow.
Not a single person was concerned about me, a few people shared that they thought I was “adorable” and “even more adorable” with my confession of being able to be sad. And when I say sad, these are people who know of my deep sadness during genuine loss and grief but who never experience me having a bad day where sadness sets in. Very interesting to me. I’ve known some of these folks for decades. Each person told me they knew I would be just fine, on top of it in no time, and unstoppable. Hmm.
It got me thinking about all the things I do all day long and day after day to deal with hassles and stress and challenges. I got a new bit of insight into my way of being in this world. The fact is that I don’t enjoy the lament and complaining and kvetching about what’s wrong or where I am not meeting with success. I love people and want for each connect to be an uplifting one, a pleasant one, one that compels us both to come back for more. Who wants to be around a chronic complaint professional?
Not me. Be authentic and express what’s wrong but talk solutions at the same time and then move with it. Don’t stay stuck in the muck.
In the course of the day, yes, things happened. Technology hassles, personnel issues, client challenges, and my overall sense of my wondering if I am where I really want to be in this life. That was sprinkled in with two radio interviews, one of which was on my own show. They were terrific fun, insightful, recharging, and motivational. My inner strength was tapped yet again. I am on the course, and in the course, for Strength Training: Total Life Fitness and I am doing as I am teaching. I trust so clearly that the work I do is good and right and I am on a genuine path of well-being.
It’s all good.
I will head to my bed tonight and be ready for a great slumber. I will say my prayers and express clearly the gratitude I feel for yet another life filled day. I might just cry a little about the dreams I hope to yet fulfill because I feel my desires so deeply. And then, I will rest, replenish, and dream…….sweetly. And all of this, my friend, really does Build the Strength Within. Genuinely.