Both in the office and in my life I offer a simple reminder: just because you tremble or are afraid or feel distressed DOESN’T mean you’re doing it wrong. In fact, maybe it’s very right. An unbelievably common misconception among human beings is distress = bad. Sure, distress is uncomfortable. Yes, it signals something feels off. Yet, most people can admit that they have felt distressed at the edge of success. I’ve heard it referred to in the business world as the “leading edge”: very much similar to if you were close to a ledge on the Grand Canyon and the next step feels risky, yet it’s not jumping over nor is it avoiding. It’s being present.
This is a short and simple post to remind us all: “Just because I tremble doesn’t mean I’m doing it wrong.”