Monday Tip: Don’t Ignore Red Flags
We’ve all done this. There’s something we want (a relationship, a job, a house, etc.) so we ignore the signs that tell us to “abort mission.”
The house’s electrical is shot, there’s a bunch of termite damage and the roof leaks… but it’s a beautiful Victorian and has so much potential!
The promotion you’re up for would be amazing… but you know who your new boss would be and she has a reputation for disrespecting her employees and working them to the bone.
You’re in a relationship with someone who doesn’t show up consistently, has lied to you, and is mean to their mother… but you tell yourself there’s a good person underneath it all. You just need to polish that diamond in the rough.
Yes, it can be tempting to avoid what you don’t want to see in favor of the fantasy in your head, but that just leads to disappointment and regret.
TIP: Don’t ignore red flags. You could be signing up for something you don’t actually want. Look at the situation as it is, not how you want it to be, and make a choice based on reality. That way, regardless of how things turn out, your eyes are wide open. Otherwise you may look back at all the red flags you ignored and kick yourself for not paying attention.
If you’re finding this tough to do, hit reply to set up a discovery call and talk about options, including my Mastery group program where we work on fantasy vs. reality and trusting yourself to make decisions that feel good.