So defeated. It’s like no matter what I do it’s never good enough. Am I not allowed to make mistakes? It’s not like they’re constant ones but man it’s really a huge deal if I make one minor mistake or if people are doing exactly what they are supposed that also on me somehow?? I’m so over it. Would walk out right now if my character and conscience allowed me to.
I guess this is directed at your work right now Via?
Yeah… it was just a tough day..
I said something to my darling husband yesterday about my being a jerk sometimes and he just nodded lol…. However, I don’t accumulate much baggage anymore. I say that because if it were me I’d ask for some positive feedback when I needed it. I’d even offer to trade some, since everyone seems so stressed out lately. You tell me one wonderful thing, I tell you one wonderful thing. Quid pro quo lol…. Easy for me to say when I’m not in your shoes, eh? Lol I feel for you. That is indeed discouraging
Everyone is so stressed, lately… I know I’m feeling it and I have found no end in sight. I carry the weight of what others are feeling so heavily and I don’t know how to lighten my load.
I was thinking about what you shared here and something came up that may (or may not be :0) helpful. There’s an old movie called Wall Street about an incredibly wealthy man who will stoop to anything to make more more money. Charlie Sheen confronts him at one point and asks “how many boats can you ski behind?”. The fact is that it’s human nature that it’s never enough. If we land that job we want then we start to covet a promotion. We finally get that partner we’ve been pining for and he needs to change. We get a 72” tv and they come out with 120”. It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s not enough, and it never will be. And that’s exciting news if you can make your peace with it! It’s not personal. You don’t have to let it in. It means that we’re always striving for more, better and different! And so is everyone else around us. It’s an invitation for you to stand above the bs that comes with it…
Love that. So powerful. Maybe instead of striving for more material things, we can strive for more kindness, and peace and contentment within ourselves. It’s not a bad thing to strive for more, but we need to pay attention to our perspective and look at what it is we are striving for.