Go Ahead, Have a Bad Day

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

-William Shakespeare, writer

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

-Maria Robinson, author

By definition, a leader is out ahead of her team, seeing, experiencing, and learning things before everyone else. On one hand, this causes great excitement and enthusiasm because the opportunity to learn and pioneer is incredibly invigorating. On the other hand, the distance between a leader and his team is incredibly lonely, even to the point of becoming debilitating. The more successful a leader becomes, the more extreme the joys and sorrows of leadership become. 

-Mark Driscoll, minister

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.

-Andrew Carnegie, famous motivator

Sometimes there is no quote in the world that can make us feel better.

Some days we just want to tell everyone to shut the hell up.

Some days we just want to say “screw it”, and not try or care.

That’s absolutely, perfectly okay.

The expectations that we create for ourselves are so easily denied. If life was a bowl of inspirational quotes, there’d be no need for police, politicians or the mental health industry.

Some days we just want to get the day over with.

Some days we look at the posts of the perpetually cheery on Facebook and we’re just annoyed.

We’re living a life here, and it’s pretty chaotic most days.

Happy 100%? My god, no. Won’t ever happen.

Consider this. 40% of the time,  life is just….blah.  Now we’re at 60%.

If we can manage the two largest things in our life ( our job and our relationships) just a little bit better, 6 out of every ten minutes of life can be happy. That’s a majority. That’s a win.

Have a bad day; have a crap week. it’s cool. You’ll be back.

Beginning April 2- The Reinvention of You, on Skillshare.  It’s a one hour a week, five week course on the art of starting anew.  I’m the teacher of this online, private class on WebEx.  It’s the steps to discover the talents that you forgot you’ve had all of your life. Click here for details.

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