One of the most common mistakes we make in life is that we tend to make everything about us. We invest a considerable amount of time and energy worrying about what other people think of us. We worry about saying the “wrong thing” or “looking foolish”. Rather than taking a stand or sharing our opinions, we stifle our voices because we don’t want to “rock the boat” or be “wrong”. This obsession with “looking good” is keeping many of us from reaching our true potential. Here is a clue…ITS NOT ABOUT YOU! Get over yourself already!
Are we letting our “looking good” programs keep us from enjoying personal and professional success? It may be time to get out of our own way and realize that living a quality life is about helping others! We must quit making it about our feelings and our concerns and start making it about reaching out and helping others. I have a poster on my office wall that says…WHO CARES! Who cares if someone doesn’t buy from me. Who cares if someone doesn’t align with my point of view. Who cares if someone doesn’t agree with my religious or political affiliations. When we live our lives to please others we sell ourselves extremely short.
For the next 7 days, I challenge you to pay closer attention to your thoughts and your language. When do you hold back from speaking your mind? When do you hold back from offering your opinion? When do you stay quiet when you know that something is wrong? I encourage you to speak up, share your thoughts and opinions, take some risks and GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE! Your voice matters, use it!
As Always I welcome your thoughts and if you don’t have an opinion about this message…Who Cares!