When we’re not good enough

Today I was supposed to put a video post up on the Women Unlimited site, and I sat in front of my computer trying desperately to squeeze out an idea that would inspire or educate you guys.  And everything that I came up with just wasn’t good enough.  It was too boring, too bland, too unfocused, too blah.

So, I looked online at one of my favorite websites and felt like anything I would write wouldn’t be as good as what she writes.

I went to You Tube and watched a couple of my favorite vloggers (video diaries) and wondered how they could seemingly create fresh ideas and fresh content out of nothing.

I went to Slideshare and read this interesting presentation on how content marketing is ruining content marketing.  And I could feel what little inspiration that I had disappear completely.

And then I realised something; sometimes we don’t have to be amazing, unique, extraordinary…  legendary.

We don’t need to be awesome all the time.

In our businesses and in our lives often we judge ourselves by those that we admire and get discouraged when in that comparison, we find ourselves falling short.

And the spiral takes us further and further away from our intention.

But it’s the small things that matter.  Remember why you started in the first place.  Remember your purpose.  Remember the impact that you want to make.  Remember your why.

By focusing on the areas where we don’t feel we measure up, we often miss the areas where we excel. Where we are doing everything right.

Celebrate your rightness.

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Tomorrow (Thursday January 17th) Seth Godin is speaking at the Mermaid Theatre in London about his new book The Icarus Deception.  If you’re free, you should definitely get yourself a ticket.

Art isn’t a result; it’s a journey. The challenge of our time is to find a journey worthy of your heart and your soul.” Seth Godin

Photo credit: girish_suryawanshi

Julie Hall

Business Mentor & founder of Women Unlimited

Julie is the founder of Women Unlimited and a business mentor to women who know they are ready to step into their leadership. She works closely with them to help them remove the blocks that hold them back and achieve their business goals. Clarity, Focus, Strategy, Mindset and Marketing.

Be the change that you want to see. Step into your leadership.

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