When to Give Up


“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~Anna Quindlen


If you know me at all, you know that I always find a way. If I put my mind to something, I refuse to not get the job done.

This mentality has served me really well in my business. But, I've had a lot of ups and downs making sure I'm striving toward a goal in a healthy way that doesn't ware me down to the bone. If I burn out, then I won't be the best I can be for my team and my company anymore!


In this journey, I've hit so many road blocks...whether it's being held at gunpoint in Bangladesh or facing seemingly impossible deadlines or being told over and over again by the people closest to me that I wouldn't make it...and when I was younger, I used to ask myself, 'When is it time to give up? Is this the sign that I shouldn't keep going? Will this finally put me over the edge?' 


And what I eventually decided is that it was time to give up....



It was time to give up on being PERFECT.



The ideal I was striving toward was a business where everything ran seamlessly and I succeed in all of my adventures. But that is just not reality. I have failed! Many many times! And that doesn't mean that I'm not cut out for this work. It just means that I need to find another way to make it work.

So, I've given up on being perfect, and the freedom I've felt in that has allowed me to live more boldly and more freely not only in my business but in my life too!!

I invite you to join me in letting go of being perfect and reaching for something even better...BOLD. Let's do this!!




Darbie Angell

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