|week 16 prompt - would you rather be a big fish in a little pond or a big fish in a little pond?|
it was about 10 years ago when i decided i needed to change my life. i found i was doing things less than joyfully and not feeling like i could give one hundred percent of myself. so i started saying no.
people didn't like the change. they were always asking me why i was saying no. i found great advice in an older, wise friend, who said, "roc, you can say no without giving a reason". i thought to myself, "i can"? that was a new concept for me.
it's been ten years plus since i started to not have many commitments. i am enjoying that enormously. i believe that we need to be impeccable with our word. if i say it, i am going to do it. if i find it hard to say no i usually employ the line, "let me think about it and i'll get back to you".
based on that, some might say i should be a little fish in a big pond so i wouldn't be noticed very much. there would be an advantage to that i suppose, but at the end of the day, i really dislike being bossed and pushed around. so for me, i'm going to go big for today. what about you?