Once upon a time, I reigned a vast domain. Oh how is scurried and worried and worked to keep my kingdom afloat. But I was so tired all the time. Then a gentle (or not so gently) nudge reminded me that there was a God in the heavens and it wasn't me! So, like you, I gave up controlling my kingdom and discovered that others could do what I once thought only I could do. Great post, Reebs!
I Lost My Job
It happened. One day I got up, went into work, but on my superwoman robe and got ready to save the world. Little did I know that would be the day I would be fired. Without any warning whatsoever, I lost my job as CEO of the Universe.
I went home with my tail tucked between my legs. I paced and proclaimed that the Universe did NOT know what it was doing. How could it survive without ME at the helm?!
Day after wretched day I moaned and lamented about being ousted. Suddenly, in the middle of my rant, I realized something had changed. My shoulders felt lighter, perhaps from having the weight of the world taken off them. I was relaxed and had more energy. My stomach didn’t churn and my head didn’t ache from the stress of managing such a large responsibility.
I was free.
I began to re-evaluate why I became CEO of the Universe in the first place. Then it hit me. I was not given the job. I stole it. I promoted myself to that position and grabbed the responsibility of being the one in charge of everything. I was never meant to have that title. I just decided it was the job for me. I became a squatter in the CEO’s office.
Closer examination showed me I’d lost my passion: helping people be all they can be. I’d been too busy running things. I wasn’t happy. In fact, I was tired, cranky and generally hating the universe I was running.
I never thought I would be glad to lose my job but with every passing day, I am more and more excited that I was stripped of the title. I don’t miss the corner office. I’m okay with not having to spin the planets and light up the stars. I don’t mind being a minion in the Universe.
Now, as my Superwoman’s cape hangs in the closet, I’m making the best of my unemployment. I coach wonderful people in the direction of their calling and talents. I meet people all over the world who are incredible people. I enjoy every minute of life at the bottom of the Universal Totem Pole!
I don’t have to be CEO of the Universe. Know what? Neither do you. If you’ve taken up the responsibility of making the entire cosmos run smoothly, isn’t it time for you to give up a little of that control? Being a peon is actually a positive thing! Come to the bottom of the Universe with me. It’s wonderful down here!.
Today’s Challenge:Take time to evaluate where you have taken on responsibilities that are not really yours. Record those things in a journal, and brainstorm at least one way you can relieve yourself of those responsibilities.
Do you feel like you have been drafted into being CEO of the Universe? Are you buckling under the weight on your shoulders? Why not share it here.