It’s okay to say …
I messed up
I am drowning
I feel ashamed
I feel guilty
I am confused
I am scared
I am mad
I need you
I am frustrated
I wish I knew
I want to be loved
I am overwhelmed
I miss you
I do not feel confident
I wish I understood
I have no clue
I have made mistakes
I know its my fault
I could use your help
I am having a bad day
This message is for all of us who are human: leading organization, running companies, parenting children, supporting others.
We need these moments, hours, days when we can voice our feelings and say, It’s okay.
Saying it’s okay-is allowing ourselves to be the human.
Being human is having a deep understanding that at times we feel hopeless and helpless.
Give yourself permission to feel these feelings but don’t stay stuck.
Say them….feel them…. and then move through them.
As we experience our darkness we understand we are human beings not human doings.
Lead From Within: Every life cannot be without measure of darkness. We must balance our dark and light and give it patience and presence of mind. Every darkness can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
National Bestselling Book:
The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
Additional Reading you might enjoy:
- 12 Successful Leadership Principles That Never Grow Old
- A Leadership Manifesto: A Guide To Greatness
- How to Succeed as A New Leader
- 12 of The Most Common Lies Leaders Tell Themselves
- 4 Proven Reasons Why Intuitive Leaders Make Great Leaders
- The One Quality Every Leader Needs To Succeed
- The Deception Trap of Leadership
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness is being released by Portfolio May 2017.