Why you should answer “Hi, how are you” more honestly

If you’re having a bad week, do you let others know? Or do you pretend that everything’s fine?

Obviously we shouldn’t go around spouting off about our problems. But if we never allow people to see that something’s wrong, we’ve done them a disservice. If no one is aware of our needs, they can’t take the opportunity to help, because they don’t even know it exists!

You can be honest about “how you are”  without creating a scene or delving into deep issues. You can get across simply the idea that you aren’t your usual self and a little more tenderness and concern could be of help.

Next time life seems difficult, be transparent enough so people have the awareness to rise to the occasion and provide encouragement and comfort.

Comfort the Crowd

When you're on stage, confidence is extremely important. If you have any hesitation; if you play or speak cautiously, you put the crowd on edge. The crowd begins to anticipate failures and that creates a tense environment. When you're confident, however, that puts the crowd at ease, and they sit back, comforted that you're in control and that they will experience a great performance.

Uncomfortable? Good!

Life is full of pain. Oftentimes the greatest things come right after

exhaustion, hard work, ugliness, and pain. Childbirth, workouts, learning curves etc. Don't avoid discomfort. Embrace it, and appreciate that  you are growing, your mind is expanding, and you are experiencing life.

You won't fully appreciate happiness, comfort and ease unless you've known whats its like to hurt, to fight, to struggle and to succeed.