PS: Whatever it is doesn’t even need to be “right”
What if all those times we are being “humble” we are really just hiding from rejection?
I mean, if we don’t tell people what we want, we don’t have to face the fears that come from wanting. We don’t have to face the possibility of other people judging us or thinking we are too big for our britches. We don’t have to face the chance that it won’t work, that it won’t be understood, that it won’t be liked, that we wanted the “wrong” thing.
But, what if this year, we decided those were risks we were willing to take? What if we decided to take all of the energy we’ve been spending on quietly worrying about what might happen if we do it, and loudly reinvest it in doing it?
PS: Whatever it is doesn’t even need to be “right.” We are just running experiments here. We are just learning what happens when we pour our whole selves into something.
Sure, there will be things that don’t work. And there will be things that do. And we will learn from both.
It all starts by saying what we want out loud. Want to practice with us? Joinand me on 1/24/24 for a fun, free, guided session that will help you get clear on your goals and intentions for 2024.
The response to last week’s episode has been pretty incredible. For those who have struggled with eating disorders, abuse, or just a lifetime of mushy boundaries, Rachel’s story hit a chord.
For me, it was the moment quoted on this graphic. I love to help, and like Rachel, Acts of Service is one of my love languages. (Don’t know yours? You can take the quiz HERE.)
But, what happens when all that helping gets in the way of what matters most?
Last year that question helped me create a decision tree that proved extremely helpful as I navigated a wild year. You can read about it here.
Since it worked so well in 2023, I’m building on it this year by further clarifying my filters. Professionally, I know that the two biggest things I am fired up about doing are:
Helping more people find inspiration in the stories of Uplifters
So, if something doesn’t serve those two goals, it doesn’t get done. And yes, that means even when I told someone I’d do something (so hard to change my mind or backtrack) and even when the bright, shiny distraction feels fun or exciting. It means I’m going to be practicing “No” more often.
But, it also means I’m going to practice “Yes” more often. In all of those moments that I want to be quiet about my goals to avoid disappointment, rejection, or failure, I have to stand up, get loud and proud, and pour all of the love and energy I have into the “Yes.”
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Thank you so much for being here! Let’s keep rising higher, together, 💓 Aransas