Updated: Dec 16, 2019
I was having a conversation recently with a colleague/friend when I called his brother by the wrong name.
Me - “Oops, I’m sorry, I meant Jim, not John.”
His response - “No reason to be sorry... You must be a midwesterner, we apologize for everything😔.”
The more you actively listen to conversations around you, I bet you will hear it too.
And ladies, we are worse at doing it. Hand raised, guilty as charged.
As we enter a new season (Spring, yeah I know it really isn’t here YET), I see an opportunity to look at the way we relate to people and to see how we think about life, professional and personal.
My 3 big takeaways!
1. Grace - is a wonderful thing! Whether it comes from God, another person, or get this, from yourself - we all need to give it to each other more and we all should be grateful when we receive it. We are all trying to do our best here on planet Earth and having the support of others is a must. You desire to do better. And there are days when you DO do better. But there are also days you don’t. Give yourself grace.
2. Sorry....Ladies, stop apologizing for being in charge. Stop apologizing for being a leader. Make a pact with friends to call each other out on being a chronic apologizer. As human beings, there are things we need to apologize for, and trying to improve yourself in this world is not one of them. Reserve apologies for when they’re necessary, for when you’ve made a mistake. When these moments come along, do apologize and do it promptly. Don’t apologize just because. You’re worth more than that.
3.STOP IT! Comparing yourself to others as women, wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, significant others, friends, co-workers, business owners, STOP IT! The grass that always seems to look so much greener in the yards of those we compare ourselves to, guess what, it’s usually artificial turf!
Comparison is the thief of joy!