is the lie I tell to save face.It's simple but so complex. These two words in itself weigh so much on any given day that they casually flow from my lips. On my darkest days I would reply with the heaviest I'm fine I could muster even though I wanted to break down.
Was I not suppose to be down? or Was I not suppose to share it?
It's ingrained our society as a social norm.. someone asks How are you? and without a thought, a pause, or qualm you utter I'm fine and you?
But are you?
A few months ago I decided to stop living on autopilot now if someone asks me I actually stop and think and really tell them. No matter if the answer is I'm ok, a little bloated, or nervous I now stop and honor those feelings.
The funny thing I have noticed is how the other person responds. More often then not they too stop and actually process what I said since it wasn't what they expected to hear. Many even be return the realness with a chuckle and how they truly feel.
Many people have said I'm fine that went on to commit suicide. Truly ask people how they are feeling and more importantly be prepared to listen. You never know what that brief moment could have changed for them.
Building. Over. Obstacles. No. Excuses.
My musings on navigating the business world from an accidental entrepreneur viewpoint.
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