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August 24, 2013

Give yourself the freedom to…

August 24, 2013 | By | One Comment

be a beginner,

ask for assistance,

screw up and make mistakes,

create many shitty first drafts,

stand up for what you believe in,

celebrate the big and small successes,

revisit old ideas with new perspectives,

embrace the lessons learned from failures,

cry it out once in a while (no, you’re not weak),

try something new without expecting perfection,

believe you have the power to make a difference,

build on your collection of curiosities, interests, and ideas,

accept that you don’t have the answers to everything,

scrap an idea without feeling ashamed to start over,

share your work because it has a right to be seen,

reserve your you time because you deserve it,

take a day off or book a vacation,

define your own expectations,

be yourself without apology,

challenge conventions,

dream big.

When work, business, and life start to feel like it’s too much to handle, I like to recall Col. Chris Hadfield’s inspiring words:

“Decide in your heart what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that.

Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in.

Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.”

What do you want to give yourself the freedom to do? Share your thoughts and add to the list of reminders.

♥ Melissa

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