I should say Seth almost made me cry when I spent a day with him last week. Then I realized he was doing to me what I do to many of my clients and I had a choice: accept it as truth and find a way around it, or live in denial and fail.
I was surrounded by some of the world’s brightest non-profit profit leaders and Seth said my plan wouldn’t work. I had been selected from hundreds, maybe thousands of people to spend the day working on ideas that will change the world and here I was, wondering if I should even continue forward.
After a few minutes I came to my senses. Seth was right, of course, and I quickly began creating and thinking through new ideas with the team; ideas that have a good chance of succeeding.
That moment will always be pivotal to me. I was faced with the truth, and painful as it was, I decided to embrace it and find a way past my obstacle. I find the truth to be crippling for many people, perhaps even you. Are you set in your ways, oblivious to the help others are trying to give you?
If you’re like me, you need to embrace the truth. It hurts to admit defeat, but it hurts more to have to admit it after failing.