Have you noticed that when you get on an amazing roll of things working – you can still have that other side of you – that frightened or insecure part – show up and say “You’re not doing enough.” “They are going to think you’re not contributing your fair share.”  All types of messages or stories created in your own mind that have nothing to do with reality can show up. No matter how “growed” we are, our humanity still pops up, if only to remind us it still exists.

I’ve heard it from a few folks these past couple of weeks and I have experienced it within myself as well.  It is amazing the stories. The gift is in recognizing that they are simply stories…

Nonetheless, they can throw you in your tracks, they can stop you for a minute or an hour and leave you speechless. I have found for me the best recovery is in sitting back and taking a 30,000 ft. view. What Is this really all about? What can I do to change it? Am I doing my share? If not, get with the program.  If I am, then I need to sit back and take a look at what I DO bring to the table. It might be different, it might be unique, and I could always ask.

What a unique thought! Confront the problem head on and see if adjustments are needed, if so make them, if not let it go. Amazing how simple it can be when we bring issues out of hiding and put them in the light. We actually get to see them and deal with them and/or let them go.

How frequently do you hide from the uncomfortable thoughts? Ideas? Stories? Problems? Hoping they will just go away. They don’t. We make bigger stories and even counteract the stories – stories that aren’t even true perhaps. We create rebuttals. It can be exhausting.

Always deal with what is. Confront it – even if just with yourself and then let it go.

Today, I completed a 6-week program I thoroughly enjoyed providing. The folks who took it raved about it and many asked for another program to follow, they even offered suggestions of what they would like to learn or grow in. A presenter’s dream….

I am forming a company with two girlfriends offering high-end week-long retreats for women leaders. Today, we were discussing which Spanish island to offer our first venture in while researching possible locations online.

I’m looking at relaunching another company with 5 others to change the face of healthcare in America yet again. Once a pioneer in an industry, always a pioneer in the industry. We are looking at investors while preparing to jump in as soon as the investors appear. Perhaps I am carrying plenty of weight and doing my part and more. So much for the validity of THAT story!

Give yourself a break if they show up. Whatever they are about, deal with them. It saves your sleep and your health. AND then, welcome to humanity…..

Dorothy

About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.