Pushing through

Canceling is easy.

When you tell a friend you’ll be at their moderately interesting event two months from now, you’re not thinking about the day of the event.

You’re not thinking about how tempting it will be to cancel, how little you’re actually interested in going, or how much trouble it will be to get there.

But you’re also not thinking about how good it will be to see your friend.

Or how proud of her you’ll be when you attend the event. Or the great people you’ll meet, the attractive server who pays you special attention, the laughs you will share with new friends, or how fun it is to get out of the house, turn off your phone, and have a good time.

Have someone hold you accountable if needed but if you say you’re going to go, then go.

You won’t regret it.

(If you do, blame your friend.)

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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