A Manifesto For When It’s Not OK
Do not pretend.
If you want something, stop pretending that you don’t.
If you don’t want something, stop pretending that you do.
If you are settling or stalling or stuck all together, stop pretending that you aren’t.
I know the game, I played it well. Pretend.
Today I am answering a question from a fellow Barefoot Boardroom Member who responded to my email from last week and wrote:
“Kelsey, I loved your video today, you hit me right between the eyes.
Here’s the problem though, deep down even though I know there is more for me, more to me and even a part of me I never show, I feel like I have all of these dreams and ideas that I never get to because I am stuck pretending to be OK.
How can I do something about it when I spend most days convincing myself everything is OK?”
I recorded a little video where I share two things I spent too much time pretending about and my process for identifying, discovering and breaking the cycle of pretending or settling for just OK.
Connect with me and other Barefooters in the comments below (like way below….keep scrolling). Come share where you have been a pretender, what you have done to break through the ‘OK’ barrier. I’m interested to discover where we find common places to pretend that everything is OK, and where it is not.
I think we all have times and places in our lives & career where convincing ourselves that everything is OK can hold us back from getting what we really want.
Reality does not like pretend.
If we stop pretending we can find time to create a new reality.
The one we truly want. – Kelsey Ramsden