I saw this poster, and I decided that it did not need any explanation. I feel those “somethings” from time to time, and I am sure that you do. Sometime, it really is a case of identifying the “something” that gets in your way.
On Tuesday, I had somebody say that they wished they were me. I was flabbergasted! And, I was curious. I asked why they wanted to be me.
The answer was, “Well, your life seems so perfect. You don’t really seem to have to work hard for anything.”
I started to laugh. I work very hard. A lot of my hard work is behind the scenes, however. To keep up to date on technology, I read many blogs and newsletter (and sometimes I just skim them, focusing in on things that interest me), and download software, or take online courses. I have two big dogs that need walking and some play time everyday. I write one blog and contribute to another. The list goes on. Sometimes, even when I am tired, I “do” and the tiredness lifts.
I use my story as an example of how people perceive a situation, without having any facts. It seems some people decide that something is a certain way, and then create the story to support it. I am flattered that someone thinks my life is easy. It confirms that that person does not hear me complain.
It might be interesting to ask people around you –not close friends – if they think your life is easy. And, is there anybody that you might wish to be?
I am always grateful to those who share their stories, not just the stories that they write to sell as fiction or self help; I mean the stories that they share about themselves. The Poster above comes from the famous “Harry Potter” author.
If someone who has hit rock bottom can come back as a multimillionaire over a period of seven years, then each of us can achieve this type of movement – uphill. However, as Rowling points out, she had to do the downhill thing, first.
I have been trying to decide if I am on the uphill or the downhill. When I do the life line test, I am on the uphill. Yippee!
Where are you?