A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about living your best life. Since then, I’ve been wrestling with several large challenges in my own life. Much of the time, not feeling that I’m living my best life!
In the middle of one of these challenges, my 20-year-old niece, Alisha, told me about a website, FMyLife.com, where people write three-sentence stories about bad things that happened to them and other people rate whether they think the story is messed up or if the person deserved what they got.
As a person who makes my living helping people focus on the positive, I was, of course, appropriately appalled. At first anyway.
Until she had me laughing at some of the things she had read. And a light bulb went on for me. Life as a human is often messy. Sometimes I try to stay so positive and I can’t in that moment. Maybe I’ll write my story on that website and give others a good laugh. Ah, full self acceptance . . .
I still have a desire to focus on the positive and help others do the same. And, I realize that even labeling “positive” and “negative” keeps me from fully experiencing and allowing ALL of my delicious, juicy, messy, sometimes f’ed up life!
So there’s a new coaching perspective for you. I’d love your ideas on the subject . . .