After catching up with fellow entrepreneurs over the past week, my paraphrase from a line in The Road Less Traveled – used in nearly every one of our academies – became even more poignant:
“Everybody is going through something.”
With each class, I give my all to inspire attendees to “go through” the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Definitely don’t camp out there, start a family there, or build a church there.
I became recentered on this truth while hearing the stories of struggle, attacks and loss this week. I even joined in the weeping for the loss of a longtime friend and family dog.
And yet I was simultaneously awed by the unflinching consistency in these people’s daily and professional lives, even though their hearts were bruised, broken, even shredded.
“Everybody” is going through something.
The most courageous won’t tell you what they’re going through until they’re nearly out of the Valley, because they know you are facing your own trials and tribulations, too, that you have your own cross to bear.
Everybody is going through “something”.
When someone is all-business or doesn’t call for awhile, maybe it’s because they’re facing a giant, suffering an injustice, or just trying to keep from losing their family or business.
This might not be the best time to require something of them. It might, on the other hand, be a great time to inject some love, hope and resources into them.
Who knows: the prayer you pray, the compassion you show, the seeds you sow in their lives might return the very harvest you need in order to bring you through your own Valley and into your Promised Land.-TT
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