“Cherish each other’s imperfections, for these are what make us unique” – Random Paper Wisdom
You collaborated with Time this week. After all: Life and Time go hand in hand.
I had my final session with my difficult client.
I can say many things about this person, but I won’t. All I’ll spill is that we were not a good team in this set-up, but I suspect they’re a nice person all-in-all.
Afterwards I met with the keeper of the building. She’s also a coach and I ventured to get some tips from her on how to deal with future pesky clients.
Instead, this woman gave me much more than tips, Life. She asked some serious questions, such as why I’d let this client denigrate me. And how explaining the client was in full resistance was an excuse to justify their misbehaviour.
What happened next was the cold realisation that I have yet to overcome my inferiority complex. The same one that’s been haunting me for nearly 32 years now, Life. The same one I thought I’d already successfully battled!
Turns out pieces of it occasionally still seep through. Especially when I feel belittled.
As I went home, not relieved as I thought I’d be but bummed out that my self-image-related battles are not over yet, you made another thing or two clear to me, Life:
Firstly, that this inferiority complex weighs me down so much so, I physically feel exhausted! After I realised this, part of that exhaustion immediately evaporated.
Secondly, that some people went out of their way to comfort me: “Just a year ago you were a completely different person, look at the progress you’ve made!”
I am appreciated, no matter how inferior I sometimes feel.
A inferiority complex is called that because it’s complex. It needs time to heal. And life experience to be overcome.
Life and Time. Because you go hand in hand.