Editor’s Note: This article originally posted Dec. 19, 2017. In light of the difficult economic and social impacts from Covid-19, we felt it was timely to re-post now. We will get through this together.
I couldn’t handle it.
The pressure of closing the business, being hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and in the middle of a divorce was overwhelming.
I felt like crawling into a cave.
I was in an ocean of pain.
Then I turned to someone I trusted.
Known all my life.
What should I do?
It was an answer I didn’t want to hear.
Your kids need you. You need to be strong.
But how do you do that?
I resorted to the 3 things that had worked for me in the past.
Read books that inspired me.
Exercised till I dropped.
Distracted myself by hanging out with fun and successful people.
So keep going when all seems lost.
Pain doesn’t define you.
Your attitude to it does.