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Fine is NOT good!

One year for my birthday, my sister gave me this t-shirt... I laughed when I opened it.



She said, "You know- you say this a lot... like ALL the time." I hadn't realized it- until the next week, when I was speaking with a long time friend and heard myself saying it. I guess I did say things wee fine quite a bit. (Leave it to your sibling to bring the brutal honesty!)


As the oldest of 4 children, growing up, I was always the leader, the "tough one", the one in charge. So, I guess it was just inherent to me to just do what needed to be done.


But, once my sister brought all my "fining" to my attention, I realized I had to make some changes to what was only "fine" in my life... to make some upgrades... to make things better and even great in my life.


Truth be told- I'm a little bit of a productivity nut. If I can't check off my list at the end of the day, I'm bummed.


Fast forward to today, and let me ask you:


So, what's "fine" in your life?


How's your job?


How's your boss?


Do you love your line of work, or is it just "fine"?


Have you simply convinced yourself that "fine" isn't bad; it's comfortable; it's predictable. It's well... fine!


Have you self-talked your way into compliance, sitting still, withstanding wherever you are in your career because of COVID or because the holidays are approaching?


Well let me tell you what- that is some of the worst self-talk you can give yourself. You probably wouldn't give it to a friend, so why give it to yourself?