Say The Words That Choke You Up

Do you hold back the words that choke you up?

When my deepest feelings try to get out, I usually hold back from saying everything in my heart because I’m afraid I’ll lose my composure.  I fear rejection.  Misunderstanding.  Failure.

So I just wait and settle for cheaper, safer words.

I always regret it.

I regret the missed opportunity to form a deeper bond through an inspired toast, special thanks, or the deep words of appreciation that I’m feeling.

It’s even worse when that person then moves, changes, or passes away without hearing the words meant for them. There’s no recycling these thoughts. They need to be shared.

You don’t always get a second chance to tell someone how you truly feel.

Be brave.  Say meaningful things.

Start today.

Have a meaningful night,

Aaron@Biebert

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Love What Hurts

It’s common to hear mentors advise young people to do what they love. I’ve offered that advice myself many times.

However, I wonder if it’s become an excuse for some who confuse “doing what they love” with avoiding things they don’t love.

  • Rejection is painful
  • No one loves working long hours while others play
  • Failure hurts

The best way to successfully do what you love is to work while others play, get rejected numerous times, and fail forward and faster than others in your field.  In a world of unlimited competition, the winners will be separated by mere inches, their level of passion, and the bravery to do what hurts.

Doing what hurts is the key to doing what you love.

Have a great night,

Aaron@Biebert

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