Guilt over success

Have you ever been at a place in life where all your personal and professional goals are simply on fire, but everyone close to you is going through their own hell? I could mean, losing custody of their children, a death of a parent, illness that seems to drag on forever or a divorce? An accident, a losing lawsuit, whatever sort of thing you hear about or maybe even gone through yourself at a different time that you just wished it was all over? Everyone goes through seasons in life. When you hear life’s rollercoasters moments, it is actually a great analogy. How do you help all your loved ones who are going through an especially tough season? And how do you feel about sharing your good news to your tribe? I feel incredibly guilty about my journey to finding inner peace, my record set for good health, my fitness and improved physical shape along with career goals or a dream vacation at the end of the year. Even though I know I shouldn’t, I still feel the need to downplay my enthusiasm if I know my friends are going through tough times of their own. I don’t want it to sound as if I’m bragging or showing off or being insensitive to their situation. How do you deal with it? Any suggestions? Another side of me thinks that good people that love you will always be happy for you regardless of going through their own storms. Or at least that’s always been something I strive for.

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