Dear Self, Listen to your first instinct.
When Matthew Plexman called to say he was in town and we should meet up for a drink, my first reaction was HECK YES! But as the clock ticked onward my inner critic’s voice roared.
- It’s Monday night and you’ve got a lot to do tomorrow
- The couch is so comfy
- Tomorrow’s laundry day and you don’t really have anything to wear
I was that kind of nervous you get when you haven’t seen someone in a long time and you’re not sure if you’ll have anything to talk about. Ridiculous, I know. Darren was busy getting ready while I flopped on the bed thinking about all the reasons going out was a bad idea. The look in his eyes said it all. You know you want to do this, pick yourself up, shake those nagging thoughts, and let’s go have fun.
So we went.
And you know what? I had a great time! It was heartwarming, inspiring, and exactly what I needed. We talked shop. We talked life. And best of all Matt said some things about business that were my gut feelings but were buried deep under all my insecurities. It was the highlight of my week!
So self, next time your doubting Thomas returns, ignore him and listen to your first reaction.