“I can’t believe he did that to me. He let me down. I was wronged. Yes, I deserve better. I worked so hard for him and did all he asked of me. Sacrificing so much. Putting off my family to grow a career. I travelled at the drop of a hat for him. And all I got was gray hair and he got a sweet deal.”, a voice inside my head repeated over and over as I ran ever faster on the treadmill in the hotel gym yesterday morning.
I couldn’t believe it. Inadvertantly, somewhere in the recesses of my mind, thoughts of an old boss surfaced as I exercised on the treadmill. Every step I took on that machine became hard and more purposeful, as if I was punishing him by running faster.
I ran faster, feeling upset and plain old mad. The feeling was so intense. At some point, my legs couldn’t go much faster and along with the beads of sweat, I felt something fall from my eye and it wasn’t sweat.
It was probably the best workout of my life. But more importantly, I had this realization:
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