A Crying System
Going back to hard Lisa and soft Lisa, hard Lisa takes control and runs my life. Once in a while, she gets really exhausted. She’s tired. She’s too strong for too long. And soft Lisa comes back in to run my life. She’s amazing and I appreciate her.
Life has been really intense lately. And it doesn’t help that I’m flying once every 3 days. I genuinely wish I’m back in Singapore instead, working on my tasks and not flying around to network and attend events. I promise this time next year, my life will be significantly different. Just a little more, I promise myself.
That being said, it doesn’t ignore that fact that I’m feeling all sorts of emotions. I’ve been suppressing them for the sake of travel and professional meetings. The next 2 days, I have a little break before it’s back to business as usual. And in the luxury of such time and space, I’m grateful to have a system in place: cry.
2 main things I read, and a few other reminders I tell myself. A note of kindness. And things I tell myself. They both approach the current situation I’m facing with kindness (any situation, tbh. It always works since I started building my companies). It’s easy to focus on being strong and hard, when softness and kindness provide strength.
I’m grateful for the systems I have. I also make comments when I encounter them in different stages of life. It’s encouraging to see my growth. Problems I faced 10 months ago are no longer problems. I’ve grown and learnt to deal with them. Problems of today will not be problems of tomorrow. And I really thank myself for being amazing to handle anything life throws at me. Adaptability is key to survival. I’ve done that many times and I’m doing it again.
I also appreciate people around me, across all sorts of time zones. I’m not here without their support, even when they don’t always understand what I’m doing. A call away, a flight away. Whatever it is, I’m grateful for all sorts of system I have and that I’m glad I’m me. All the hardship and I wouldn’t change a single thing xx
Grateful. Built for greatness xx