It’s easy to think the smallest thing that someone else does is great and that the largest thing we’ve done is nothing much. I talk to so many women who feel, as I often do, that if I’ve done something, well, gee, can’t anyone? Doesn’t everyone? “Really, it’s no big deal that I lifted that boulder off of your kid…oh, but thank you so much for that glass of water, it’s delicious, I was so thirsty!” Sound at all familiar?
Most inspirational speakers exhort us to “give it your all!” to “go big or go home!” Or maybe even “give 110% to truly give your best” to “always go above and beyond what you think you are capable of!” in order to truly succeed.
I think for many of us, this is a recipe for disaster.