It’s Okay To Say…

Leadership, Lolly Daskal

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.

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

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,, 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 has become a national bestseller.

  1. john paul

    25. Jul, 2012

    It’s Okay. A-Okay. You are love and loved.

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  2. Frederick Henry

    25. Jul, 2012

    Many many thanks for your daily inspiring whispers…!!!

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  3. Dr Angie

    25. Jul, 2012

    It’s okay to Be, and let Be.

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  4. Ahmed

    26. Jul, 2012

    It’s Okay >> I like it.

    many thanks

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  5. Rekha

    26. Jul, 2012

    Lolly this really resonated. It’s hard to inspire when you are in deep shadow.

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  6. Dan Forbes

    28. Jul, 2012

    I was wrong, and I’m sorry

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  7. Mamen Perera

    28. Jul, 2012

    Growing you and your team emotionally is the best you can do for your business if you want to transform your company. Thank you Lolly for inspiring me to lead from within!

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  8. Mike

    31. Jul, 2012

    I always enjoy your posts and your ability to communicate the importance on transforming emotions from the dark to a more positive light.

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  9. Viva (Vikash) Vadur

    06. Aug, 2012


    Yes, we have to be open and honest…that will help us along the way!

    Miracle Yantra

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  10. Peter Matejcek

    07. Aug, 2012

    The power of simplicity is key into moving through the balance of life, love the post!

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  11. sam

    12. Aug, 2012

    It’s okay to say ….. we are not meant to be together .

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  12. Samantha

    13. Aug, 2012

    Perfect dose of compassion to go along with accountability. Especially for those with harsh inner critics. (I know absolutely nothing about that…;-)

    Thanks for all of your many great posts, Lolly.

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  13. sadiqdaniel

    13. Aug, 2012

    i am inspired by this post. You can check out what QUITTERS ARE AFRAID TO DO @

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  14. Fidel

    27. Dec, 2016

    Thanks lolly. You came to me at the right time. Thanks.

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