I know, I haven’t done a mindset challenge in a while. I keep failing at doing them consistently. I have some excuses as to why I haven’t done them, but basically, I haven’t found the most efficient way to do these. BUT, I will in time. Who knows when that will be, but in the meantime, I’ll keep trying.
There are a lot of great things going on in my life, but there are still many areas that I need to work on. The growing and learning won’t stop. I’ll keep making mistakes, and I’ll keep moving forward. So if you’re feeling like you should be doing better in some aspect of life, know that you’re not alone. If we’re all honest with ourselves, we’ve all made numerous mistakes, and we all have a lot to work in our lives and work.
BUT it’s ok. Truly embrace the fact that everyone’s imperfect so that you release some insecurities and gain more confidence. Then once you realize we’re all human, share your struggles and mistakes with people around you. NOT from a “Woe is me” place, but from an “I’m not perfect, and it’s ok if you’re not too.” It helps people connect with you, and it makes them feel comfortable to open up to you.
I’ve seen this in all of my life and work relationships. Whenever someone comes to me to tell me about a mistake they’ve made, I try to use humor and let them know that I have made many mistakes too. It puts that person at ease 100% of the time, and we have stronger relationships.
What I realized, though, I’ve been more comfortable telling people about my mistakes as my confidence has grown in life. The less I worry about what other people think of me, the more I open up. Of course, sometimes I do worry about it, but then I always go back to “We all have flaws, and it’s ok.”
Imagine if everyone started to show more humility. What type of world do you think we would live in?
Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.
Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.
With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.
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