I came across this article by Mark Harai this morning and I had to sit down and read it twice. At first the title put me off "In Business, Results are the Only Things That Define You". Masculine drive, my results are bigger than your results right? HOWEVER I am a huge fan of this core message. "Don’t be a talker, be a doer."
We as women do a lot more talking, planning, feeling if it's right first. I mean we even check to see what our friends are wearing to a party while we're getting dressed. We are communicators and researchers and planners. And that's both our strength and our weakness. Jumping in and taking action is not our first response. But it is something we need to do more of and it is one of the cornerstones of Living ImPerfect. Do I agree with taking action solely to get results? Nope. But listen, we can manifest until we're blue in the face but without really doing SOMETHING, we'll NEVER get results.
There's a second message buried in this article that I never would have suspected by the title alone. "The only people who matter in life are those who support your dreams, goals and ambitions... Separate yourself from anyone who doesn’t celebrate your life and your mission."
Yes and more yes! This topic could be an entirely separate post (and will be). Sometimes as we grow personally, it's hard to remember that the people around us don't always grow as well. We do outgrow friendships, acquaintances, loves - and that is okay. They become like shoes that are 2 sizes too small - be okay with donating them even if they are Jimmy Choos, because it will become impossible to continue taking steps towards your dreams if your shoes are restricting your blood flow.
So the take aways from this article really are flipping do something and go buy new shoes. Wait, no that was't it... Take Action and do it with people who raise you up. And then go get new shoes...