When you give birth to something, whether a child, a creative project, a new business, or to a new aspect of yourself, you will experience labor pains.
Labor is effort, hard work, but if you don’t go through labor you won’t give birth to anything new. If labor is so difficult and painful, why would you sign up in the first place? Because birthing something new gives you the rewards and the blessings that are worth every second of the pain.
When you have the aches and pain, you can also choose to be creative. You can look for birthing partners. Your birthing partners can remind you to look beyond the pain and keep the creative vision alive.
Think about the times in your life when you created or birthed something new that you were proud of– was the pain worth it?
Don’t be afraid of the pain. Go into the labor and give birth again.
I realize to grow and prosper, I must labor with love in my heart and give birth to new wonders.
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 has become a national bestseller.