This popped up from a friend’s feed on Facebook the other day and rings so true. What we allow to happen every day is up to us.
When is the last time I questioned why/who/how?
Whether in a corporate or entrepreneurial role, keeping this mantra front-of-mind is key.
I once knew a project manager who confided in me, “I get all the tough, detailed projects thrown my way because they know I’ll say yes.”
I responded, “If they’re not interesting or meaningful to you, given you have a choice without risking your job, why say yes?”
When I owned Richmondmom.com people would often comment (particularly early-on), “I think that’s already being done” to which I responded “but not like we’ll do it!” The new owners seem to hold that same fresh outlook, and I love it.
When I first drafted Richmond Rocks I thought: I’ve never written a book before, but now’s as good a time as any to start. If I allowed negative thinking to halt my dream, this book that is now in the hands of thousands of Richmond kids simply wouldn’t exist.
If we allow mediocrity to persist and resist our inner desires to build our dreams, we’re allowing frustration & creative suppression to continue.
No behavior/statement/sentiment has to continue on unless we want to let it–not competitors, nay-Sayers and most of all, doubters.