Speaking up and making people aware of your boundaries does far better good than harm.
A lot of people want to make an impact, to have an impact, to create a legacy of impact, but many fall short. We need to reflect on why this is.
I grew up with a biblical interpretation of pride and have tried to steer clear from being a proudful person. It is not easy. How am supposed to feel when I have achieved something great against all odds?
For me boundaries are about making a conscious choice not to take on someone else’s stuff. A boundary is saying “No”. A boundary is saying “Stop”. A boundary is saying “Enough”. A boundary is saying “Goodbye”.
There are so many angles on how we can unpack ‘pride’ so I have been mulling over how to capture my thinking for this one as I kept going off on tangents.
But now I am not hearing warm greetings. Instead, I am facing a mountain of rejection and hostility. All because I am visibly different.
I coach a lot of people and one thing I often to bring as challenge is what is going on internally rather than externally, what we do implicitly which we need to make more explicit.
Being strong, to me, means having the resources ie the mental skills, and the physical capabilities to overcome difficulties.
For me disruption is about challenging what we know to affect change, positive change.
As we journeyed together we knew how to make it count, we treasured the moments as if it was our last and even when it was our last we didn’t dwell on it.