67 things to feel absolutely OK about

July 02 2013
  1. admitting you’re wrong
  2. changing your mind
  3. carefully making decisions
  4. stillness
  5. failing
  6. taking big risks
  7. doing things for free
  8. doing what you’re good at
  9. doing nothing
  10. charging what you’re worth
  11. quitting
  12. losing
  13. aiming high
  14. falling flat
  15. guessing
  16. your emotions
  17. anxiety
  18. nervousness
  19. reading and rereading and reading two or three more times your working draft
  20. standing in line
  21. speaking up for yourself
  22. disagreeing with leaders
  23. backing down
  24. making your own rules
  25. recognizing your priorities
  26. saying no
  27. saying yes
  28. revisiting your goals
  29. rewording your story
  30. waiting for the right moment
  31. sending an email with a spelling mistake
  32. rehearsing your conversation
  33. practicing your pitch again and again (and again!)
  34. writing down what you’re planning to say
  35. fear
  36. uncertainty
  37. making lists
  38. leaving lists unfinished
  39. eating dessert
  40. shutting off your phone
  41. leaving emails unanswered
  42. making a mess
  43. working on vacation
  44. sleeping in
  45. envy
  46. rejection
  47. yourself
  48. being different
  49. being alone
  50. wanting a tribe
  51. setting boundaries
  52. avoiding unknown social situations
  53. crying
  54. caring “too much”
  55. seeing a half-empty glass
  56. seeing a glass that is half full
  57. singing out of tune
  58. dancing without rhythm
  59. hugging
  60. not having a plan
  61. being the odd one out
  62. asking questions
  63. observing
  64. laughing in a meeting
  65. being the boss
  66. redefining professionalism
  67. answering “I don’t know.”