What if someone says No? Do you crumble into a pillar of salt? Not at all. Working to please everybody doesn’t serve anybody. A good clear NO is empowering. You know where you stand and it saves everyone’s time. And, a clear YES gives you a huge opportunity to help someone grow and have great success. It’s the space of miracles. It is such a privilege when someone wholeheartedly says YES and trusts you to help them. Thank you to all who have given me this privilege.
We’re all human. We all have areas of brilliance and areas less “illuminated.” And, even where we are brilliant the flame will flicker. So what? I’ve “failed” AND I’ve kicked ass and created miracles. And, the more you want to grow and achieve, the more you will “fail.” Hell if we had to learn to walk as adults we’d never walk because we’d just give up after falling so much. Really? Come on! Crap on that!
I am a recovering thinkaholic. For decades trying for perfection. How it sucked! I was a prisoner of my own mind. Constantly trying to figure out how to do things right, how to be perfect. I would hardly take action I was so worried about a NO or had such a fear of looking bad.
The path from living so-so to living great is cleared by giving yourself permission to fail. Today, give yourself permission to fail.