I don’t aspire to be a leader. Here’s why.
I don’t believe in family loyalty.
Read that one more time: I don’t believe in family loyalty.
The first time that thought entered my head, I was horrified. I actually felt ashamed. I promptly told myself, “What a terrible thing to think! How could you even let that thought run through your mind? Get rid of it. Never think that again.”
But a few days later, it came back to me. Hearing it the second time, I was still shocked, but this time I was able to take a look at why. And after a lot of thinking, I’ve really accepted it.
I don’t believe in family loyalty. And I don’t think you should either.
My first “real” romantic relationship failed a few days ago. The split has been painful, and the mourning process has been interesting. The things that I feel now come in waves: anger, hurt, “I don’t need him,” loss, disappointment, heartbreak… And sometimes a wave of peace comes, followed by a moment of clarity. And in that moment of clarity, I’m able to look at the relationship as if I were at the top of a tower, looking down. Everything is distant. Everything appears to be objective and obvious. The emotions disappear. And what’s left is a lesson, a piece of wisdom that Failure drops off on my doorstep. That’s what I want to share in this series. I will be sharing each parcel that Failure has left for me.