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ruthless compassion
As is my annual tradition, I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with seven days of thanks this week. Please join me, if you're so inclined!

Today, I give thanks for work I don't know for sure I can do until I've done it or not.

I love my job, and I love feeling competent at my work, but one of the most valuable gifts my current role gives me is the opportunity to stretch my wings and try things that I might not succeed at. Sometimes I don't succeed! But I always learn from it when I don't, and as a result of these stretch goals, this year has been full of major competence milestones that demonstrate to me that I have really learned and grown in my professional self in a way that I absolutely never could have expected.

I don't love failing, when I do. It feels lousy, no matter what, but failing and surviving gives my insecure inner voice less and less ground to stand on when it tries to talk me out of dreaming big.

I want this for everyone! And I give huge, huge thanks to the great good fortune that it's an aspect of my life these days.
 
 
I'm feeling: thankfulthankful