Have you had “The Relentless Conversation” yet?
It goes like this:
“Hey, good to hear your voice.”
“Ya, you too.”
“How are things?”
An update is given, followed by “It’s been relentless.”
Acknowledging your experience of Relentless is not negative. It’s not defeat.
These days, acknowledging what’s relentless is a statement of truth. It’s a sign of strength. Moving through periods like this requires some of the best of the human spirit — resilience, resourcefulness, creativity, adaptability.
I want us to turn RELENTLESS on its head.
There is a version of each of us who is relentlessness personified. My version is in this picture here.
She is relentlessly creative. Relentlessly self expressed. Determined to get to the top of Cathedral Rock — no matter what.
And she does none of it alone.
In the game of life, sustaining relentlessness over a long period of time requires a ton of support:
We need to say NO to things, ideas, distractions, habits, and other people’s agendas that get in the way.
We need routine, ritual, structure.
Most of all, sustaining ourselves requires saying “Thank you very much, but NO” to the version of us who wants to give up.
So together, we can keep bouncing back.