I'm just so tired...
When I ask people on a daily basis how they are, I get a bunch of answers. But the one answer that keeps repeating itself is: I'm just tired.
Everyone is tired, and not just from lack of sleep. People are tired of failing, tired of hatred, tired of politics. Tired of being let down or heartbroken, tired of feeling worried or inadequate, or tired of working hard to barely make ends meet.
We are all tired. During the last few years of my life, I've been exhausted. And more than that, I was tired of always being tired. When I met my mentor, Jeff Kaylor, one of the first things he asked me was, "How are you?!?"
I'll give you one guess as to my answer.
"I'm really tired.”
Later that night, Jeff challenged me...He said "Kate, I want you to stop telling people you’re tired. Just try it. See what happens."
So I spent the next few days completely focused on not saying how tired I was. Instead, anytime anyone asked me how I was, I said I was great. I focused on the positive things in my life. And after a few days, it wasn't as hard to not say I was tired, because suddenly... I wasn't anymore.
And that is my challenge to you, my dear friends. I know you are tired, we all are. I want to challenge you to stop saying you're tired. Instead replace it with you're great or thankful. You're not being dishonest, you're still allowed to be tired, but now you are choosing to change your way of thinking. You’re choosing to focus on the good instead of the negative.
By doing this, I promise, you're life will start to take a shift for the better. It's time to wake up, my friends. Rise and be the incredible human you are, because YOU ARE incredible.