Sachi Nakajima | NPO Resilience Founder / DV & SV Survivor / Author
Date: May 16th (Wed.), 2018
It is so easy for many of us to make excuses. We make excuses even though we have dreams, thinking they’re too impossible to achieve or too hard to follow because of the hurdles that come with it. We end up failing to maximize our own potentials as a result. We have a tendency to justify why we choose not to take action for things that offer great opportunities! We say we don’t have enough connections or a good education, or enough funds, or even the talent — we want to remain safely tucked in our comfort zones and be “realistic”.
The truth is, we already know that our excuses lead us to feelings of dissatisfaction and regret. Most often than not, we find ourselves mulling over missed chances. However, without us believing trial and error is okay, how can we know for sure if an opportunity will make us successful?
Excuses are, indeed, our way of avoiding failure because of our own reluctance and fears. We shouldn’t let the “inner critics” get in between us and our passions!
As a victim and a survivor of domestic, emotional and sexual violence, I also experienced making excuses due to my confusion, hurt and fear. I don’t know how I managed to survive after that horrible experience with my first ex-boyfriend of 4 and a half years.
In this workshop, I will be sharing my stories and tools with you. There is always “a way out” as long as we open our eyes to the infinite options ever present, without making excuses (even when it doesn’t seem that way).
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems—not people, to focus your energies on answers—not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward
This workshop aims to show you how to:
- Differentiate between “green,” “yellow,” and “red” people to proactively create a healthy, safe environment for yourself
- Understand your window of tolerance to set healthy boundaries
- Make room for positive, empowering people
- Deal with your sense of shame
- Learn to accept yourself as you are