Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience. We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be—a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation—with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly. Brene Browne
The willingness to do something new is quite a recent mindset that I have adopted, I realized that putting labels on myself limited my life. This mindset started small and grew, so much so that I really feel bold and unafraid in doing many many new things - once I start it. Standing on the sidelines overthinking it - not a good idea! I would be able to justify anything, any rationale for not doing it including "it's not the right time", "what is for you will be for you" - all used as excuses really!
So I jump in, I ask questions after - sometimes this approach backfires - but I know that all things are lessons that God will have us learn!
This morning I spoke at a Lion's Breakfast Meeting - Celebrating Women - jumped right in. scared and heart beating like crazy - why?
I walked into the iconic Palms Club and was introduced to the distinguished elders. People who have contributed and served this nation with high distinction. I felt intimidated at first I must admit. and then I remembered my willingness, the lessons, the ancestors who walk with me and I jumped into that area ready to be bloodied and have fun while being bloodied too
It was fabulous, what a wonderful experience, I showed up real and left bloodied.