Difficulty Doesn’t Diminish Duty
Can you stand the Rain? April showers brings May flowers. That’s what “they” say. (First off, who is “they”? Sorry, sidetracked.) The last few years, April has been so wet, I’ve been researching blow up life boats. Now that the rain has dissipated, the heat is ….on. As I sat in my office, debating whether I can hold off on turning on the air conditioner, I began to ponder. Should I go to the park and get inspired or stick it out and work through it? (Hmm, decisions, decisions?)
I thought back to when I was invited to attend a concert at a local outdoor amphitheater that included Babyface and the incomparable New Edition. I’ve always been a bit of a Candy Girl so I was all in. Needless to say it was super hot that July and there was no air circulation of any kind. We were outside and the temperature at 10:00 pm was still a scorching 100+ degrees. (It was HOT ya’ll) In spite of the sweltering temperature and lack of breeze in this open air arena, these artists gave us a show like no other. They were on stage giving LIFE to the entire audience. I was
sweaty glistening just sitting in my seat. I could only imaging how irritated and distressed they felt on stage singing and dancing. However, they came there to do a job, and they gave us all they had. They left it ALL ON THE STAGE.
As an entrepreneur, I began thinking how do I respond when I have to deal with difficult situations. What do I do when I am feeling uncomfortable. Do I continue to push through or will you have to Count Me Out? I realized that the current level of difficulty I was facing, did not diminish the duty I was performing. I developed a greater respect for these artists. These artists showed me that being in a disagreeable situation is no excuse to not give your all. It really is not about you, it is about serving other people. When people pay you for a service they expect the very best. Being a BOSS means stepping up to the plate and swinging for the rafters. Even when the game is in overtime. (Baseball mom in the house, what!)
So this is For The Cool In You. When you find yourself All Day Thinkin, take a deep breath. You Don’t Have To Worry, YOU CAN DO THIS.
Is This The End? Yes, yes it is.
I pray this inspires you to progress in your purposeful BOSS life. Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. Be sure to follow us on all Social Media @LifeIsAPartyLLC and follow Keetra at @KeetraThompson
Until next time…
Always Remember, Life truly is a Party!