When we feel stuck,

we are just not seeing

the many ways

we can un-stuck ourselves.

 

Imagine the most “can do” person you know.

 

How would they look at your situation?

What would they tell themselves?

What would they do?

 

Why don’t you take the same perspective?

Why don’t you tell yourself the same?

Why don’t you do what they’d do?

 

This post is part of The August Break series.  While I’m taking an August break to refuel and relax, to dream and scheme, to absorb and create, I’m treating you to a daily – Monday through Friday – refreshing nugget of inspiration.

Short and sweet.  Thought-provoking and heartfelt.  Gentle and firm.  Empowering and powerful.

Dive in and inspire yourself to do your thing in the world.

Unapologetically.  Radiant.  Irresistible.

 

 

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5 Responses to What would they do? (And why don’t you do the same?)

  1. michele says:

    HI An. Another extension of gratitude to you! ON an earlier post (Aug 21) I said that I applied for my “dream job.” Well, I am going to meet them in 9 days! It’s amazing!! Thank you for making me think about leaving fear behind for a moment and being willing to make a mistake–it gave me the courage to apply.
    When I told my dad about the upcoming meeting he said “don’t get too excited.” At first I thought “maybe I’m too giddy. I need to change the way I’m looking at this” but then I thought about it (he’s trying to protect, not change) and said, “No, I won’t lose this excitement. This sounds like my dream job and I’m looking forward to whatever happens. This could be the beginning of the rest of my life or an exercise to make me feel more appreciative of my current situation. Either way, I will be me, excitement and all. I will maintain my positive outlook. If this is a mistake then so be it but I’m not going to expect less just in case. I’ll take the fall.”

    • An says:

      Oooh! This is so cool, Michele! And I just loooove this: “If this is a mistake then so be it but I’m not going to expect less just in case.” Powerful.

  2. michele says:

    oh, and after I read this post I called the most “can do person” I know and she said “don’t underestimate yourself. you’re an expert in this field. go in there and make sure that by the end of it you have convinced them that you have every quality they need. They will pay you well for your knowledge! Keep in mind that you are interviewing THEM as much as they are interviewing you.”
    yikes! She’s a tiger, no?

    • An says:

      :) “Keep in mind that you are interviewing THEM as much as they are interviewing you.” Yes! I love that perspective of going in there with the intention to have a wonderful authentic “I’m giving it my all” conversation, so that they AND you both get to decide whether you are a good fit or not. Good luck!

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