Get out of bed!
It was hard to get out of bed this morning. I’m dealing with a really awful situation that has no positive ending or resolve. I’m frustrated and upset. I feel deceived and used. And it’s hard to get out of bed. The cold hard truth is that at some point or other this kind of thing will happen to all of us. At some point in our business lives we will have something happen to us that drags us down into a pathetic place and we will all linger just a little too long in that crappy place. So that’s where I find myself this morning.
If you follow my blog you know that I am pretty direct most days but still manage to say what I need to say with a little bit of silliness and fun. This probably gives the impression that I am always this way – a no bull kind of person. And a great majority of the time that would be spot on. But some days I struggle. Just like you.
There are a number of inspirational people that have brought me to the place I am today. People I follow, people I consult with, and people I base my business decisions on. But they’re just people too. They have their own insecurities and pain that wears on them. They may write books about business strategy and success and charge thousands of dollars to attend their conferences and lectures but as I get to know them more personally I find that they are all wrestling with their own demons. The thing that makes these people extraordinary is that they get out of the damn bed when most people would lie there in their own pity.
As I lay in my own bed this morning, I thought on these very people and decided that I, too, was going to get my pathetic ass out of that bed. I grabbed my bible and was inspired by 2 Corinthians 6:8-10, that reads:
“We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We owe nothing, and yet we have everything!”
I get a lot of flack for the fact that I have a bit of a potty mouth and I appear unforgiving when it comes to people making excuses, but let there be no doubt that I am an unapologetic believer in Jesus Christ. I rely on God’s word to lead me in all that I do – both personally and in business. I fail miserably and often in His sight and rarely find myself worthy to be called his daughter. But I keep getting out of bed!
Sorry if this wasn’t the typical businessy kind of blog that gives you some great epiphany on how you should run your business. The only thing I can leave you with today is to simply drag your sorry whiny ass out of bed – especially when you don’t want to. Because simply by the fact that you swung your feet around the side of the bed today and decided to put one foot in front of the other in an effort to move toward your goals means you’re likely already many steps closer than your competition is!