I came across this wonderful poem by Jeff Foster the other day, which got me thinking.
Perhaps you do not expect poetry in a blog for newly promoted women and those who want to be their best selves at work, but these words express for me so much of what life is about and they can be applied to so many situations, including how we show up every day at work. See what you think…
Dare to allow yourself to be seen.
Dare to tell the truth.
Dare to stop pretending.
Dare to stay present to the secret fire that burns inside.
Dare to be wildly inconsistent.
Dare to let another in.
Dare to let go of the image.
Dare to never be prepared.
Dare to give everything
for the awakening of love.
Dare to fail.
Dare to mess everything up.
Dare to fall to the ground,
humbled again, laughing.
Dare to dream and let dreams die.
Dare to honour the past but not cling to it.
Dare to give an honest Yes and an honest No.
Dare to be wrong.
Dare to be right.
Dare to be real.
Dare to be here.
The poem says it so well, I don’t want to add too much, because it will detract from the power of the words.
I will ask –
What strikes you in the poem? Pay attention to that.
How are you daring today?
If you were daring today, what would you be doing?
Please let me know in the comments.