Of all the ideas and dreams we conceive, how many of them do we carry to term? Nine, or maybe ten, times out of ten we cancel out our inspiration with all the reasons they won’t work in reality.
What would happen if we would dispense with the excuses that abort the creative process and replace them with a one simple question: Why not?
Then nine, or maybe ten, times out of ten we will find that nothing is really keeping us from at least exploring our dreams and desires.
Then we can realistically assess which ones are not possible but appropriate for us to pursue.
Lead From Within: Every success begins with “WHY NOT?”
Something to think About: What would you like to do that you can’t? What are your reasons for not being able to realize your desires?
Try to differentiate between reasons and excuses- objections that seem realistic, and objections that may be coming from fear of rejection or failure or success.
Call To Action: Take a realistic attitude toward your ideas and do not be afraid to explore the ones that ignite the spirit of creativity within you.
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.
Ash Mashhadi (@inspirationguy)
25. Jun, 2010
I love this post. You are absolutely right – there’s nothing stopping us from starting our success journey but ourselves.