We all get low from time to time. The worst thing you can do though is stay there.
It can be very hard to get up when you have been kicked. Disappointments have a way of just breaking us. It can be hard to get out of bed even, but we know we have to, because life goes on, bills have to be paid and kids need to be taken care of.
I think most of the things that bring us down in life come from our dealings with other people. Some people are so broken, they actually thrive off of breaking you…or at least trying to.
You can tell when you have met someone like this because you won’t feel good around them. It may even feel as though when you have a win they will see it as a loss, because they feel so threatened by your success. It’s hard to imagine that there are people like this, and usually they will be those closest to you, which is an even harder pill to swallow, but it’s true.
When you start to follow your inner promoting and do what you feel called to do, instead of what others expect of you, quite often you can be ridiculed. People closest to you like things the way they are, even if you don’t, and it can cause friction. This is what will cause the low because all you want is for them to be on the same page with you, but they aren’t even in the same bookstore.
I have gotten low many times in my life. Sometimes it has been hard to get back up. But there is an inner driver that won’t let me stay there. It’s like it knows that the kicks I have endured have been brought upon me by others, so it lights this fire inside of me and forces me to rise again.
Every time I rise I create. I re-ignite my passions and the things that excite me and I make money out of them. The more I have been kicked, the higher I rise, which translates to more happiness and then I am untouchable. But before you can get there, you have to start with the Aria Stark (Game of Thrones) method of healing.
I love how she had a list of people she was going to “off.” Of course we aren’t going to “off” anyone, but it does help to make a list of anyone who has wished you ill will, done you dirty or just dismissed you altogether.
We take this data bank of icky people and we use it to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone. We face our fears big time and we refuse to let them take anymore of our power. We go after what we want without question and we decide to make a very conscious choice to be happy.
We all know that the best revenge is doing well. The funny thing about this is, the better you do, the happier you become and that list you created no longer matters and you can’t for the life of you even remember who was on it. All you know is that you just don’t give a f^&k anymore because you’re too busy living your best life to care.
Get low by all means, and then use it as fuel to get back up!