Dear Strong Woman,
You’re missing it.
You’re immeasurably gifted with sixth sense for what the world needs, but your anger at the fact there is a need at all is blinding you to the beauty the world already has.
It’s worked for you.
It’s how you’ve come to be a leader. You find the problem and fix it. Find and fix. Find and fix. But it keeps you looking for what’s wrong in the world, rather than seeing what is right.
You look at yourself this way, too.
That suitcase full of complaints is starting to get heavy. You feel it’s effect on your body. In your heart. And yet you’re attached to this bag of bricks. You use them to build a wall between you and the ones who don’t get it, stacking them tall and wide to block your view of the problems.
It also blocks your view of what’s possible.
This isn’t working for you anymore, sis! Yes, you’re tired of being the one to stand up, speak out, get knocked down, and try again. And yet this is how you learn. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure, frustration, catastrophe.
So trade your criticism for compassion.
You are exactly where you need to be, and everyone else is, too. So b-r-e-a-t-h-e. If there is nothing to fix about where we are on the map, what action can you take from here?
Guess what! You can lead from this place, too.
You can make change without sacrificing your joy.
You can make an impact without giving up your peace.
You can love the world as is, while standing for what you know it can be.
Pause. Take in the view.
Everything is perfect.