I recently went through a low period.
We all do. We are all human.
I had just come off of my high after completing a road show, hosting workshops for female entrepreneurs in cities across western Canada. When I came back, I was accessing my landscape and felt defeated and frustrated by a few things.
The details are irrelevant because what brings me down will be different from you, but I know that you too experience struggle.
The point is, we all experience setbacks. Trying times.
I am on a roadshow. Traveling to some of the most beautiful cities in western Canada hosting over 200 women along the way.
In every workshop my guests leave committed to doing something differently and I am reminded that we all have something to gain from taking inspired and purposeful action.
…. what’s the impact if you don’t take the actions you’ve been avoiding?
Life would have been so different had I known then what I know now.
Not from the work and life experiences I’ve gained over my time on earth, but how I would have navigated the thoughts in my mind.
Growing up I was consumed by what people thought of me.
I truly felt that everyone was judging me. That people were always watching me critically at school, in sports, at work and even socially.
I was always concerned about people figuring out that I wasn’t as smart, kind or as good of an athlete as they thought I was.
I know that I’m not the only person who felt this way.
My parents were incredibly loving, supportive and kind, but what I now realize is that they never talked to me about their day to day lives, their work, their challenges and most definitely NEVER about failing.
At a young age I deduced that you are either Perfect or you Fail.
To me, it was very black and white, no grey area.
I had no idea that my dad made mistakes and got over them.
I had no idea if my mom ever tried to do something she was afraid of.
What I do know is that I would have made different choices throughout my life if I hadn’t been afraid to fail.