Over the weekend I ran across a wonderful thought I, and some of you, need and can use.
From Mark Nepo’s, The Book of Awakening:
“the cost of being who you are is that you can’t possibly meet everyone’s expectations, and so, there will, inevitably, be external conflict to deal with—the friction of being visible (my note: don’t you love the phrase being visible?). Still, the cost of not being who you are is that while you are busy pleasing everyone around you, a precious part of you is dying inside; in this case there will be internal conflict to deal with—the friction of being invisible.”
Upon reading the paragraph I immediately thought of John C. Maxwell’s advice, “If you want to live a happy and successful life you’ll have to get used to having difficult conversations with people.”
Are you visible in life?
If you are, good for you! If you are not, why not?
Do you know someone who is not living a visible life? Send them this blog today.
PS…One precaution…are you assuming the I’m just being me outlook because you think it's a hassle to learn how to work and live with others?
Or, as an excuse for being a jerk? We don’t need more of those; we have enough already.