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One of my favorite teachers in 7th grade Mr. James made the most profound statement in our Science Lab “The worst kind of fool is the one who fools him/herself”. That line just stuck with me forever,  a timeless line that still tugs at me and also reminds me of the thick blue science textbook. I digress.

I often wonder when, where and how we’re fooling ourselves, what invisible scripts are we feeding ourselves? What lies are we telling ourselves? The words we choose to use, invariably become our thoughts, our thoughts turn into our stories, our stories into how we live on a daily basis. What’s fascinating and arguably so, is we’re often the most mean to none other than our own selves.  We dare not speak to others the way we do to ourselves, well some do, but I digress yet again.

Life and Leadership is a constant dress-rehearsal, in fact, life is a great metaphor for practice, allowing us to get better, to improve our art, to improve our craft, but most importantly to discover and rediscover ourselves, to embrace our whole-self. The great and not so great.

So where am I going with this? Simply, reminding you to give yourself a break, to pat yourself on the back, to become a tad bit more forgiving, to slowing down to speed up, to integrate the practice of love, kindness and compassion at work and life equally.

My favorite verse from Paul Mccartney

“For so long I was out in the cold, and I taught myself to believe every story I told. It was fun hanging onto the moon, heading into the sun, but it’s been too long. Now I wanna come home”

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