A vendor wasn’t moving quickly enough and my customer was getting upset. Manufacturing was having an issue and is was taking a frustratingly long time to fix. Back orders were climbing. My blood pressure was rising.
Then a man died. I didn’t know him well but I liked him. Near my age and otherwise healthy, he died suddenly. He was but one of hundreds of thousands of people who died yesterday. My priorities were wrong. Yes, I will work with the vendor. Yes, I will keep on manufacturing. I will work hard and do my best. No, I will not let it affect me in any other way. My wife and kids are my priorities. My own growth and laughter are my priorities.
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So, here’s the truth, in all its splendor and glory, life is Fucking hard! Life does not always end each day with a unicorn pooping rainbows of sunshine and good thoughts to us. Those of us that get up and adult every single day do not always want to drag ourselves out of bed and go through the drudge of the hours until we can crawl back in bed and pull the covers over our head and close our eyes from all the obstacles that will just be there tomorrow.
So, I shall say it again – Life is FUCKING hard!
Yet here is the tool that I use for battle each and every day:
“Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t” -Jerry Rice
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I’ve always admired the strength and courage in others and recently with myself. I think we are all more courageous than we even realize or admit to and it’s time we shared our thoughts and experiences to support, inspire, and empower one another. My blog is called Courage Coach so it only makes sense to write a blog about it. I have to say, I really enjoyed receiving each and every answer from all who contributed and I wanted to keep it anonymous, however, one of my friends decided to add his name to his quote so you will see that in there 😉 (I also weaved my answers into the blog).
There’s enough negativity out there in this world and let’s face it, shit happens. However, if you can pick yourself up off the floor and turn things around for yourself in a courageous way, then you’ve got this. …
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