Time to read: 40 little seconds (keeping in short so you can enjoy this summer day - for our Northern Hemisphere rebels!)
Happy August Corporate Rebels!
A c!ient recently sent me an ah-ha about constantly trying to improve herself. Her insight made me think of you.
Here's the email she sent me (shared with her permission.):
"I had this revelation this morning that I've been spending so much time and energy trying to fix all these things about myself. It dawned on me that I'm actually using self-improvement as an excuse to postpone really living. The analogy that comes to mind is that I have a car with a bunch of little things wrong - hail dents, torn carpet, stained seats, broken vent louver - and I'm fixating about fixing them, rather than just packing up the car and taking a road trip.
I finally realized that I don't really need fixing any more than I need to fix a broken plastic vent louver. I can just pack up and go for a ride instead.
I want to stop using these excuses that are preventing me from taking the necessary risks to get out and enjoy life."
And there it is.
As a human, you will always have scratches and dents. They are part of what makes you wonderful. So, when you stop hiding behind your scratches and dents, what do YOU want to do?
Two words: Road trip!
Happy lazy August!
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