Are you okay with being just fine? I’m not and I’m going to share with you why fine is not okay. Is fine just a pat answer to avoid looking at how you really are? What does it actually me to be FINE? One of the dictionary’s definitions of fine as it relates to the human condition is – “satisfactory or acceptable.”
UGH! I don’t know about you, but I’m not happy with satisfactory. When I was struggling with high school physics, satisfactory was GREAT…but for life, NO…I don’t want to be fine. I want to be real and authentic and in order to do that, I have to make a decision every, single day to go beyond FINE!
Fine says that you’re okay with the status quo. Are you?
Fine says that you’re okay with things staying the same. Are you?
Fine says you’re okay with everything just the way it is. Are you?
I’m thinking you’re not okay with FINE since you’re here exploring what it means to be a Lionhearted Woman.
What happens if your life just stays fine? Only you can answer that question. For me…I’d rather disappear than to just live a fine life. Fine is for someone who’s content to “just go along”…never have an opinion…never set boundaries…never explore passion or desire…never get uncomfortable. Fine doesn’t ask much of us.
I know too many women who are living a fine life. And truthfully, for most of mine, I strived for fine and I succeeded, until fine just didn’t work for me anymore…and I tried to ignore the voice in me that kept saying,”Go be YOU. Go out into the world and do what you were meant to do!” And pretty soon, I couldn’t ignore it anymore.
I stepped up and I stepped out and got really uncomfortable, and I had to learn to get comfortable with what was uncomfortable. Here’s the thing…if you stick with me and you begin to take small steps towards finding your Lionhearted Greatness…one day you’ll wake up and you won’t be fine anymore.
You’ll have days of happiness and sadness and bliss and frustration and days when you’re just GREAT. But FINE won’t be an option.
Journaling Prompt: Grab your journal and quickly write all the ways that you allow fine to enter your life. And then once you’re finished with that, highlight one thing on your list that you won’t allow to be fine anymore; and then make a decision to start changing that.
Inspiration: Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker and best-selling author. If you aren’t familiar with her work, then I encourage you to watch her TED Talk. It has over 2 million views and it’s worth every second of your time. You can watch it here.
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