Well behaved women seldom make history
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
I love it when a few words contain such brilliance. Read it again. What does that mean to you?
What Ms. Ulrich means is that when you are afraid of making a mistake, then you become paralyzed and your gifts do not become a part of the world.
How does fear of making a mistake get in your way? Do you feel like you need to be perfect? Sometimes we women feel that if we misbehave then we are labeled in an unflattering way. Perhaps, that might be so. Yet how can we value others opinions and judgments of ourselves so much more than our own? Think about the women you admire and why. Did they ever make a mistake in order to bring their gift to the world? Probably. We all make mistakes. And, our mistakes can be our greatest teachers and our greatest gifts. They can lead us to our brilliance.
If your fear of being judged for ‘misbehaving’ is stopping you, then you’re denying the rest of us your gift.
What would the world receive if you let your light shine, mistakes and all?