When things aren’t so awesome

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It’s when you’re lying on the floor crying so hard that crap is coming out of your nose that interesting things start to happen.

This is the advice I give myself when things are going, well, not so awesome. Or at least I try to. I’m usually ignoring my own words of wisdom because I’m on the floor sobbing and feeling sorry for myself. But I get up, I always do. I pick up the pieces of whatever situation I’ve found myself in and get on with it. I’m a professional getter-upper.

So why am I telling you about my personal pity parties on the floor? It’s because of that interesting bit that happens afterward.

Usually, when I’m playing out my personal 3-year-old tantrum hammering my fists into the carpet, I’m also usually thinking, “Well damn. A new lesson about life I just learned.” Some lessons I’ve learned on the floor include:

  • Life sometimes isn’t fair and whining about it manifests nothing.
  • In a relationship with someone, professional or personal, you own half the relationship part of the relationship. Sometimes even more than half.
  • Sometimes a risky move doesn’t play out the way you wanted it to.
  • Sometimes playing it safe doesn’t play out the way you wanted it to.

And my personal favorite:

If you try to be someone you’re not, you will always end up on the floor.

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