Accountability

Own it … or let it go?

If you are the one person in the universe who hasn’t seen the movie Frozen or at least heard the song “Let It Go,” let me give you a short summary.

Princess Anna and Elsa are best friends and sisters. Elsa has the power to produce ice, but when she accidentally hurts Anna, she’s sent to her room. Years later, Elsa must be crowned to finally open the gates to the castle. Elsa fears the entire time that she cannot control her power. After getting in a fight with Anna, she freezes the entire kingdom and flees. Elsa builds herself an isolated ice castle. Anna goes to look for her sister to show her love and convince her to bring summer back to the kingdom. (https://www.movieguide.org/reviews/frozen-2013.html)

The song “Let It Go” is what Elsa sings when she realizes it does her no good to conceal her true self. While she spent much of her childhood trying desperately to “be good,” she  “Don’t let them in, don’t let them see, Be the good girl you always have to be, Conceal don’t feel, well now they know … Let it go … I don’t care what they’re going to say, let the storm rage on … cold never bothered me anyway.”

This story and song is a great reminder to everyone that there comes a point when we need to either own our story and our decisions and our lives, or let them go to make room for our truth.

Listen in as I make reference to two books: Seth Godin’s “The Dip” and Robert K. Cooper’s “The Other 90%.”

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