You are awesome. Just the way you are. Today.
I recently watched Trolls the movie and, sweet Jesus, did I love it. There’s glitter, rainbows, singing, dancing, hugs, glitter. Did you know Trolls hug every hour? How glorious!
There’s this character, Branch (a.k.a Justin Timberlake), who is a paranoid curmudgeon. He’s always looking for the worst to happen (because the worst did happen to him once). And then there’s Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest troll ever born. They set off on a grand adventure with lots of singing and dancing.
Toward the end, you see how Poppy’s hope and Branch’s pessimism both are useful. When Poppy loses all hope, Branch realizes he has to create it for her (inspired by her of course). Watch the cute song/video here.
Stepping out of cartoon world for a minute, here’s the parallel I’m trying to make: both Poppy’s gifts and Branch’s gifts were needed to save the day. Same with you.
Your strengths are needed today to make a difference. You are being called to show up TODAY to do something important in the career, family, life you have NOW. There is a small change you can make today that will improve tomorrow for a goal, a teammate, or a client.
What’s that one small adjustment you can make today that will create a reward next week?
It doesn’t matter if you’re a little sad, or you think differently, or you think you’re not good enough, or you’re too weird or too normal. Or [insert whatever excuse you have].
You are good enough to do the work today. So just go do it.