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Permission to Suck

I'll let you in on some little secrets: I don't read the news. My kids' socks don't match. I have been lying to my kids' classmates' to get out of toddler birthday parties. And, hell, I don't even properly proofread this email series. 

All of these are on my 'bomb list' -- things that I have intentionally chosen to suck at to allow myself to accomplish my bigger goals. Jon Acuff introduces the 'bomb list' in his book, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done, where he lays out strategies for sticking with big goals. 

We can't do everything and trying to leads to burn out, failure and eventually shame. Being intentional changes the script. When you chose to fail at something in favor of something bigger, you stop feeling bad. You see the bigger mission. 

So, step into the discomfort. Give yourself permission to 'bomb.' It will help you do so much more.  #parenting #learning