Give Yourself Permission

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Yesterday’s mini-retreat was one of the best ever. Maybe it was the blue sky, the mix of women, or the mix of cheeses . . .

By the end of the afternoon, I could see powerful women prepared to take that next step. As a way of affirming their commitment, I asked them to complete the sentence: “It’s okay for me to take my Do-Over! because . . .” Here are some of their answers:

Because I don’t have my husband trying to control me anymore.
Because I don’t have any other options.
Because I owe it to myself and others to become the person I’m meant to be.
Because I deserve to be successful.
Because I can.
Because my current career can support me part-time if I need it.
Because it’s time and I’m ready.
Because I am the captain of my ship, and it’s my right and privilege to determine the direction of my life.

How would you finish that sentence?

(PS–I’m thinking about holding a mini-retreat on New Year’s Day afternoon. If you’re even possibly interested, email me. I’ll need at least six women to confirm the date.)

0 Responses to Give Yourself Permission

  1. Joanne Wakelin February 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Great article and a very good approach.

  2. Ann Daly February 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    I’m so glad it worked for you!