January 15, 2022 by Molly Patrick
What I was reminded of this week
It’s been a doozy of a week.
We were four days away from launching the big new thing we’ve been working on for months, and at the last minute, I made the decision to postpone the launch.
Here's what I was reminded of this week:
When you’re not afraid to feel an emotion, it frees you to make the best choice.
Even as I was bulldozing through, I knew postponing was the best choice. Yet, I kept pushing forward.
Because I didn’t want to let down our subscribers or go back on my word.
Because I didn’t want to feel embarrassed. I didn’t want to feel inadequate. I didn’t want to feel disappointment.
But then I remembered: I can feel difficult emotions and be okay.
I can feel the vulnerability of embarrassment and go on about my day.
I can feel the sting of inadequacy and not make it mean anything about me.
I can feel the hollowness of disappointment without anything bad happening.
When we’re not afraid of feeling an emotion, we make choices from a much more powerful place because protecting our feelings isn’t factored into the decision.
When I stopped fearing unpleasant emotions, it was clear:
My team needed me to pause.
I needed me to pause.
And whether they knew it or not, our subscribers and future subscribers needed me to pause.
So with love, I paused.
And nothing terrible happened.
If you’re trying to make a tough decision right now, ask yourself, what would you choose if you weren’t afraid of feeling an emotion?
I’ll leave you with that and wish you a wonderful weekend.
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