Last night in my women’s group, our theme was “Unleashing your Brilliance”. Rosa, one of the brilliant women who co-created the night began by reading a quote from TurnedOnWoman.com. It really resonated with me because I’ve felt the pressure to be the ‘exceptionally mediocre woman’ and it’s been hell to continue to act everyday in spite of it.
I’m not perfect. But I know I am “Turned on”. Here’s the quote..
“Would it be okay if your gravestone read: “She was an exceptionally mediocre woman”?
If your eulogy went something like: “She followed every rule with precision. She rarely made a mistake and was a great champion of the status quo. She never ruffled any feathers, took any great risks, suffered any great loss. She always operated within the bounds of appropriateness. She had the love and acceptance of her community, family, and friends, though no one knew her. Her life was smooth sailing because she never rocked the boat. She contained her passion, her dreams, and her danger enough that they could call her a good woman”?
For some, that would be enough. But not for you.
Your epitaph will begin: “She redefined what it meant to be a good woman.”
It will say: “She scaled mountains, in hiking boots and in heels. She started in her own backyard and then went all the way around the world. She accepted challenges with curiosity and determination. She emerged victorious regardless of outcome, knowing both the pleasure of success and the grace of failure. She tasted long hot days and cool still nights, at home wherever she found herself. She wasn’t always popular, but she was always true. She wasn’t always comfortable, but no one can say she didn’t enjoy her life. She explored her edges, increased her capacity, and lived as big as she could dream. Moved equally by bliss and pain, she played her heart out one moment at a time. She was dialed in. She was courageous. She was turned on.”
If this sounds more like you, what are you waiting for?”
So.. what are you waiting for?
I wanna know.. Are you turned on yet? Are you turned on a little? Let me know in the comments below…