OK. If you can distract yourself from the distracting picture, let’s have a serious talk. (hee hee, serious?)
Wanna have EVERYTHING you ever wanted?
STOP TAKING YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY
If you have the talent of laughing at yourself…you can have whatever you want.
Stop it with the white-knuckled approach to life…”If this doesn’t turn out, IT’S ALL OVER!” Really? Really? (Not really!)
BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU
Period. What makes YOU special that bad things won’t happen?
The problem is that you make problems out of things that AREN’T a problem.
That person didn’t call you back. The sky rained on you. You didn’t get a sale today. Your washing machine caught on fire (OK, that one might be a bit of a problem).
Let me postulate something…
YOU ONLY TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO FAIL
I’ll give you a minute with that one.
If you KNEW you were going to succeed, you would get a KICK out of the mis-steps. The human foibles would give you a chance to let off some steam.
Yes! You did hit “close” on that program without saving the four hours of work you just put in. HI-larious!
Yes! You opened the wrong Power-Point at a meeting.
Yes! An instant message from your lover showed up on a web presentation.
Not professional, sure! But, still HI-larious. Laugh! Acknowledge the amazing imperfection of it all!
WHEN YOU LAUGH, YOU ARE INFECTIOUS!
The Universe acknowledges that YOU get it! And then you get whatever you want.
SO, NEXT TIME YOU GET TOO SERIOUS
Put on a rockin’ good song and dance your booty off. Call a great friend and tell them how crazy you are for being freaked out by NOTHING. Write a vulnerable email – uncovering your humanity. Roll on the Floor Laughing.
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BECAUSE SUCCESS IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT
And if you knew THAT you would laugh heartily at taking yourself so seriously! You don’t laugh when you make mistakes, because you don’t believe you are destined for greatness. Period.
Laugh and the universe laughs with you.
Love yourself UP!
The Irreverent Sales Girl