A motivational quote across a picture of ocean waves is nice, but sometimes we need a kick in the butt. Are you opposed to a little tough love? Are you offended? Are they “in your business” more than your comfort level allows?
“He’s done quit preachin’ and gone to meddlin’.”
That’s a Southern-ism for when the pastor stops speaking in generalities and starts talking about stuff that hits close to home. You giggle, but that’s when folks start squirming in their seats and in today’s terms, “feel seen”.
If you need a shoulder to cry on, that’s fine. We can all use a pat on the head occasionally. Loves and hugs. Quotes and unicorns. But tough love does this…
~ It brings you back to reality and gets you out of your head.
~ It cuts through the bullshit and gets to the root of the problem.
~ It challenges you to think, stop with all the feelings, and behave differently.
See, I’m a goal digger. I’m all about dreaming big, working for what you want, and kicking ass. That doesn’t come about from being a softy, whining, and expecting other people to coddle you.
Don’t get me wrong. I have a Pinterest board full of motivational quotes, inspiring words, and pretty memes just like the next girl. That board is for when I’m touchy-feely and my misery would love some company. I seek the tough love board (which I keep totally private, because God forbid anybody see the not-so-nice stuff I HAVE to tell myself) when I need a good, strong jolt.
So here’s to some occasional tough love from WSS. You’ll be seeing some in your newsfeed, and I hope it gives you a new perspective and moves your forward.