When I was getting ready to graduate from college, I was afraid. It was going to be a huge change, and I didn’t know if I was ready. I felt like I was falling apart.
So I asked my friend Charles to go hiking. Charles always seemed to handle all the pressure of college so gracefully, I thought if anyone could give me some counsel, he could. So while we were hiking I asked him, “How do you hold it all together?”
He looked at me and said, “Well, I’m a little stuck, because it’s always seemed to me like you held it together pretty well.”
Here’s the thing. You’re struggling? So is the person next to you. You think she has it all figured out? She doesn’t, and she’s terrified it shows. You think your neighbor’s got it all dialed in? He doesn’t.
No one’s life is perfect.
The only way to win is to stop keeping score. As soon as you start keeping score, you lose.
But when you share with someone else what you’re struggling with, you’ll be amazed at the support that’s out there.
Don’t fight that battle alone.