What do you want me to do? When you feel like nothing you do is good enough. Yep, it’s that kind of day. Try not to let the frustrations of others get to you. It’s not your fault things aren’t going right for them. Be patient, compassionate and you’ll bring success to your day. Even if you can’t bring it to theirs.
You’ve spent the last several years working hard and focusing on changing things around for you and your family. Not everyone has been putting in the effort to make concerted changes and learn from their mistakes. You’re not responsible for that. So stop trying to take the blame to make them feel better.
Your successes in the past few months are the result of facing the truth and being willing to admit to what’s not working and what needs to be changed. You faced hard lessons, you endured struggles, and you lost a lot along the way. Some you needed to let go of. Some you didn’t need to move forward. And some you want back. It wasn’t an easy road. Don’t let others tell you it was an easy road when you know it wasn’t.
Don’t be callous and cruel when others try to heap their burdens on you. Be compassionate, be forgiving and be supported as much as you can. But don’t allow them to put you down, or demean you so they can feel better in the process. The blame is on their shoulders for trying to face their lessons with same mind-set they’ve always held onto. It’s not going to work for them and all they’re going to do is spin their wheels in the mud. Continue reading →