How Grace and Guts Help Us to Get Up and Leave

December 17, 2014 6:31 PM

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The truth is I used to be an exhausted workaholic giving away every ounce of myself to my organization, keeping crazy hours and unnecessarily compulsively checking my Blackberry on weekends. I reacted to whatever came at me. I had no boundaries. Looking back, I know that this arrogant behavior was linked to seeking a sense of self-validation and insecurity of not being enough.

Someone told me this week they were learning to be "happy in their misery." That comment lingered, I was saddened and curious. Misery is a cunning little master, or are we just so damn delusional that we don't know when we are miserable and fight moving away from it at all costs.

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