Husband told me that I should think about what I would say to my mom, sister or a good friend after a tough week, but I was empty and had nothing to say.
As I was gearing up for another Monday, I came across a post by Seth Godin that really spoke to me and finally gave me something to say:
This is deceptive.
You don't rock all the time. No one does. No one is a rock star, superstar, world-changing artist all the time. In fact, it's a self-defeating goal. You can't do it.
No, but you might rock five minutes a day.
Five minutes to write a blog post that changes everything, or five minutes to deliver an act of generosity that changes someone. Five minutes to invent a great new feature, or five minutes to teach a groundbreaking skill in a way that no one ever thought of before. Five minutes to tell the truth (or hear the truth).
Five minutes a day you might do exceptional work, remarkable work, work that matters. Five minutes a day you might defeat the lizard brain long enough to stand up and make a difference.
And five minutes of rocking would be enough, because it would be five minutes more than just about anyone else.
How awesome is that? It is so true. You rock. I rock. We rock. But, we don't rock all the time.
No one does.
And that is okay.
We make it impossible to meet our own expectations and we use that as an excuse to feel like a failure and get down on ourselves. We need to remember that no matter what, you can rock for five minutes today.
How did you rock today?