Selfishness or Integrity?
Posted December 6, 2011on:
I was planning on attending that meeting tonight. I imagined myself sitting with this particular group and wondered to myself, what do I want to contribute at this meeting or what do I want to contribute to the event they are planning? I thought about the volunteer opportunities involved. I had whole body “no’s” to taking a leadership role this time. I had a full body “yes” to agreeing to show up for the event and help out the whole day. The thing is, I know I have great leadership skills. I’ve been there, done that, and I really like to lead. I also want to be fully engaged and use my leadership skills doing something I feel passionate about. So, there are times I say no. I have a few moments, well, maybe a few more, where I consider the “I should because” way of thinking. But I am so clear that when I say yes because I think I should instead of saying yes from that organic absolute “yes I want to” place, I create stress for myself. I create stress because I am out of integrity, doing something for the wrong reasons instead of honoring my own knowing of what I want. I have an absolute no to doing that.