On the Fifth Day of my Great Resignation my decision gave to me, the gift of unexpected fans.
Text messages began rolling in, emails swiped across my screen at great speed, and my cell phone even started ringing non-stop! Every message, email and phone call carried an enthusiastic, and almost elated voice or exclamation from a colleague, friend, and even foe congratulating the courage to pivot.
One of my Four-Square-Squad friends, Meghan, sent a message that read: “I can’t get over how excited I am for you and feel SOOO honored to call you, ‘my strong as hell’, beautiful friend who goes after her dreams”. Bam. I felt great. Validated and fed. Thank you, Meghan.
The accolades, and well wishes from unusual suspects, in unfamiliar reaches of the ethos continue to roll in every day in some way. How does it feel? What is the adjective to describe these calls?
Astonishment mixed with fascination.
Boom, I realized this bold move I have made, touched something in every one of them. Perhaps, they recognized the action of taking the risk, moving closer to fulfilling dreams, wants, and wishes. Whatever the mystery reason, the action resonated, and moved them to Delight.
Evoke delight and take measured risk when you can.
**Credit for the Four-Square-Squad goes to the amazing Brene’ Brown in Dare to Lead.