In the past week several people I love have had to deal with some thing major in their lives. Some are experiencing fun, good things, while others are confronted with huge challenges. All of these dramas are slowly unfolding.
Since I’m such a helper and caretaker, my first inclination is to jump into these situations and start organizing to help or fix them. I want to take charge to move things along in the way I think they should be handled.
However, the reality is that none of these situations are mine to solve. They do not directly impact my life, and I have no authority, responsibility or right to do anything more than be a support person.
I was chomping at the bit about my inability to get in the middle of each person’s drama, when I heard the Beatles song, Let It Be. I really listened to the words, and realized it was speaking to me.
The wisdom of the song is to sit still, leave things alone and allow them to unfold in their own way and time. As it says, “there will be an answer”. Since I’m not part of the answer, there is nothing for me to do. I have to just “let it be.”
The reality is that things always work out the way they are supposed to, and I have to stay out of the way and let that happen.
So, this month I’m reflecting on how often I try to control a situation that really isn’t mine, and how I must be more cognizant of the times that I need to stay in the background, be a support person, and let it be.
Sandy is a best-selling author, life and business coach, speaker, and Licensed Counselor. She specializes in working with professionals, entrepreneurs and people dealing with life transitions, and is the author of the Amazon bestseller Feeling Good About You and Moving Up To Management for New Supervisors (both available on Amazon.com). Please visit Sandy’s website at: www.insidejobscoach.com
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