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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Motivational Message - We've all got issues

"If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
~ Socrates

When I'm having a crappy day, feeling sorry for myself or just feeling jilted by the way the ball bounced, this is the quote that comes to mind. For me, it puts everything into perspective.

Let me be clear...I have issues. But guess what? So do you. So do your employees. So does your boss. So do your customers.  

We've all got issues

We all have baggage that we're carrying around day in and day out. At times I think we forget that nobody has this "life thing" all figured out. Not one of us is immune to calamity, drama or misfortune in our lives. Some people have more and some people have less. Some handle it well and some never had a handle on it at all.

I don't know what kind of crap you've got going on in your life, but I can't assume that it's more trivial than what I'm dealing with in my life. Is it different? Sure. Is it less important? I seriously doubt it.

So here's the deal. The next time I choose to make assumptions, whine about my station in life or throw proverbial stones, I'm gonna think about this quote and do my best to exercise a little more grace and patience.

Who wants to join me?


  1. Love this! I think we all need reminders now and then because I know I like to throw myself pity parties from time to time. My theme tonight, and my tweet right before you posted this is: one foot in front of the other, it doesn't have to be about cartwheels and back hand springs. We get so distracted with 'stuff,' or as I like to say, crap, that we lose focus... Thanks for the reminder, my friend!

    1. No pity parties here, Lesha. As I always use to say and still adhere to - suck it up and deal with it! ; )

      You're spot on with your thoughts. Let's take time to celebrate the small wins, believe in the positive intentions of others and remind ourselves that we're all in this together.