"LIFE IN A WORD"
The word is CHUTZPAH
Definition: Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “supreme self-confidence: Nerve, gall.”
When translated, there are certain unfamiliar words that miss the mark, or their meaning isn’t conveyed strongly enough but not this word. Chutzpah (hu̇t-spa) sounds like what it means. To have supreme self-confidence.
My Story on Chutzpah
Think about how often you tiptoe or dance around a situation with your boss, your friends, or even your family. You’re careful not to say the wrong thing so as not to "rock the boat". You figure it’s safer to avoid conflict than to speak up for what you may want or more importantly, what you may need.
Maybe it's time to shake it up by speaking up. If you’ve never told the people in your life what you really want then chances are they don’t know. Unfortunately, people are not mind-readers. And everyone has their own agenda, so they’re not necessarily in tune with yours. Don't shy away from the microphone, grab it and say, hear me. The people in your life may not be able to change, but they may come to understand you better and be more mindful of your feelings even when they can’t deliver on them. The same is true in reverse. We have to open our minds up to the needs of others if we truly want to find happiness with them.
We’re on this earth for a very short while. Gather up the nerve to kindly express your needs when they are not being met. If the people in your life truly care about you, it should matter to them. And if it doesn’t, it may be time to pause the relationship, take a step back, and reassess. Doing nothing doesn’t feel good and life is too short to live it feeling bad.
If you or someone you know is feeling sad and alone because they are not being understood, it may be time to talk to a Life Coach. I hope you’ll reach out to me. Life is hard, let’s start you on the path of making it a bit easier one step at a time.
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Thank you for reading my blog and coming back next week for the next posting of “Life In A Word”.