What do you do when you know you SUCK?
A few months ago in the airport,
I was reminded of how I have lived 90% of my life.....
worrying about being GOOD enough!
As I was waiting for my luggage in baggage claim,
this little girl came up to me and said,
"YOUR hair looks JUST LIKE My BABY!"
bahaha.... You have to laugh at that!
What's funny though, is that morning,
as I was deciding whether or not to sleep in
or get up and wash my hair
before I headed to the airport....
I had that (oh so familiar)
internal BATTLE in my mind about.....
WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK OF ME?
because the truth of the matter is......
MY HAIR DID LOOK JUST AS BAD AS HER BABY!
AND.....If I am going to be totally honest,
I will tell you that stressing over what people think of me
is something that I worried about most of my life.
In fact, 80% of people, (especially women)
are plagued by this on a daily basis.
I've worried about people thinking:
She's too old to be doing that,
She's too loud,
She's been married too many times,
She's been a liar and a cheater,
She comes from many generations of addicts & divorces,
She has too many kids,
She's had plastic surgery,
She's had a garage that looks like storage wars,
She likes to go to GOODWILL,
She's got wrinkles and cellulite,
She wears too much jewelry,
She doesn't eat healthy,
and on and on and on and on..........
And the truth is..... YOU'D BE RIGHT!
I have been all of those things, in fact, some of them I still am.
AND.... people remind me of them often.
But, as I learn more and more about my brain
and more and more about GRATITUDE,
I can say.... I'm ok with that, and you can be too!
Because the Honest to God truth is....
we spend so much time and energy
trying to convince people that we're BETTER than our mistakes,
UNTIL we realize that those times you SUCKED
were the very things that have given you:
strength, courage, a willingness to be vulnerable, &
an ability to bounce back and try it all over again.
Your screw-ups have the ability to give you a fire and
a determination to help someone else who hurts
like no lessons you could have learned
without the experience of WALKING THROUGH IT!
So.... as I sit here today,
knowing we will ALL continue to have things we suck at,
and moments when we do NOT do well.....
I have finally learned that
our weakness are actually some of our GREATEST Strengths!
THIS IS THE TRUTH!
I canNOT sing a lick......
and hid this video from our trip to New York
(dying at how terrible I sounded).
Thinking that at 52 years old,
I should KNOW what "not to do"
until I realized that the JOY of this moment
was so much more important than being GOOD!
because.....even though I SUCKED
Here's what I would have MISSED!
Start today Living your LIFE without so much fear
of what everyone will think IF YOU SUCK....
because the truth is..... there will be times when you DO!
And when that happens, pat yourself on the back and say.....
"WOW.... You're BRAVE!"
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Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!