“Don’t crawl little baby; That’s already been done. Don’t walk little baby; that’s been done too.”
So I’m on my weekly call with my coach today, talking about how I still crave authenticity and being unique in my work. My standards are high for everything, and they’re often unreasonably high for myself. And this is where you and this “little baby” come into the story… Today I couldn’t see my own high standards & imposter syndrome creeping up. I want the podcast I’m launching soon to be unique, fresh, and insanely valuable to listeners. It doesn’t have to be perfect… just real damn close.
My coach gets it. He’s been there. All of our clients have been there. I honestly don’t know a single successful person who hasn’t battled their upper limit of imposter syndrome on some level as they clawed their way onward & upward… And I’m guessing you’ve been there too.
So he calls me out on it, then says something wise like, “There aren’t many original thoughts under the sun. It’s all lessons we’ve shared and allowed to pass through and around us. I mean.. What are you gonna say to a child? “Don’t crawl little baby; That’s already been done. Don’t walk little baby; that’s been done too.” Hell no.
I’d encourage them to use everything they’ve got to learn how to crawl… to use everything they can to pull themselves up and finally walk a few steps.
And you bet I’d encourage them to fall down. And get their ass back up again every single time… because there’s lessons to learn and life to experience on the other side of every uncomfortable step.
That’s what I’m taking away from today’s call: Wherever we are in our trials, our standards, our success, our goals; we must walk little baby.
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