When frustration sets in it’s a good time for me to take a step back. To stop, take a deep breath and look around. Stop and feel the sun shine, listen to the rain drops, watch for the friendly smile or ask for a hug from a loved one. My frustration usually comes from trying to force a solution or find the answer that I want. In general, my life isn’t going my way.
I just realized that I have been starting each day with anxiety – anxiety to be better, to eat less, to exercise more, to get more done, to not disappoint others, etc. The anxiety, along with the frustration, has taken its toll on me. I have allowed the pressure of preparing for my vacation of a lifetime to Africa to damper the joy of my adventure. I have allowed the growth of my business to force me out of my comfort zone, instead of treating this as a chance to share this adventure with new staff. My anxiety is a result of being out of my comfort zone.
What if I started each day celebrating and sharing myself with others? What if I looked for joy and adventure, to discover new friends, new ways to work or to share my heart?
It’s never too late to start. I am going to smile more, be thankful my life is full, trust that my life is just as it should be. I have some very wonderful people in my life. Thank you to my husband Steve who puts up with me, my sister Jodi who has been by my side during the growth of Focus CPA, Ken who has been a great mentor in my business journey and to the awesome clients we get to serve.
P.S. Someone is looking out for me – for later this month we will have a new staff person joining us.