Yesterday, we talked about the mistake of omission … the mistake we make by not doing something we know we should do.
Another way of saying this is you do not act and live and model a life that lets the world know the gift you have inside of you.
You do not take the time to build the courage to find the best way for you to add value to others.
You do not take the time to be the leader and teacher you can be.
Years ago, Henry David Thoreau put it this way:
“Most men [and women] lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
More recently, motivational speaker Les Brown pushed us by saying:
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”
Who is the joke on?
A reader emailed me recently, in total shock that I would create an online course to help people leave the law. “Is this a joke?” he asked.
To many around me, it’s a crazy idea to create online resources and a full coaching program to help unhappy attorneys leave the law. It’s not a “normal” job, that say. It’s not done by anyone else, they point out. It sounds kind of speculative, they caution.
The Leave Law Behind Coaching and Course sounds like a joke. It’s risky. It’s not normal.
But it works. Ask any of the formerly unhappy attorneys like you that we have helped leave the law for purpose-filled, alternative jobs.
Gradually begin to non-conform and to trust yourself, and I know you will begin to see your true skills and strengths and enjoyments more clearly.
As legendary advertising executive David Ogilvy observed “Talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among nonconformists, dissenters, and rebels.”
What I think of as a joke is to be too afraid to sing that song that you know as well or better than anyone else.
If you’re ready to sing, I’m ready to help. Click the links below to get started.