Moving Forward Without All Of the Answers

Do you ever have the feeling that you want to do or be more, but aren’t sure what that “more” is, or what you can do in order to be the best version of yourself that you can be?

Yeah, me too.

So many questions I constantly ask myself:

-How can I lead?

-How can I make the most of this life I’ve been given?

-How can I take all of the projects, ideas, and passions that I have and make enough space around each of them in order to really make a real contribution to each one?

-How do I make the most impact?

-How do I stop, take a deep breath, and just let it all go for a few moments so that I am present during the time I’m with my family and my friends?  So that I can recharge?

-How do I make space to do bigger picture brainstorming to get ideas out of my head and into action?

-Where can I learn to say “no” to activities and projects that don’t serve my bigger purpose?

-How do I improve at something that I have a difficult time doing – organizing all of the thoughts into my head into coherent sentences? :-)

I love the work that I do around disability advocacy and inclusion, and I love the business that I am building as an event manager.  I often dream about how to create a brand for myself that encompasses both, one that embodies who I am as a whole person and doesn’t require compartmentalizing the two.  That dream often paralyzes me from just doing something.

I am very aware that I like things tied up with a neat little bow.   And that planning, that “polishing” often holds me back from the doing.

I was recently watching a show where Seth Godin was being interviewed.  He said something that really struck me- that you should  “work to ship” instead of “work to polish”.  He talked about how when he devote time to something, he knows that at the end of that time that there will be an end result- something will be done.  Getting something done vs expecting perfection… what a scary concept, huh?  Read his blog post about this issue: You need to press the buzzer before you know the answer.

So, despite the imperfections of this blog post, I will now press “publish”.

I want to hear from you. How are you all pushing yourself to be the best version of yourself that you can be? In what ways have you pushed forward and “pressed the buzzer” without knowing the answer?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *