So many times in life we give up before we ever get started. I see it with my clients all the time…the idea, the hope, the fear and the eventual decision to let it all go. Doesn’t that break your heart to think about?
Take a moment and notice if you see yourself in one of these examples; You have this bitching idea for a new business, but the thought of how complicated it would be to get it done is enough to send that idea packing. You want to lose weight but the thought of learning how to do it paired with commitment feels heavy and daunting….so you reach for the chips and go back to living your life the same way you always have.
We all have these moments come and go in our lives, whether they are on a conscious level or if they are fleeting thoughts.
These big ol’ ideas, dreams, goals never have the chance to succeed because you won’t let them.
How unfair is that? Not only to the idea, but to yourself. You’re selling yourself, your future and your life so damn short.
Can you think of something in your life where you are doing this exact thing right now?
The other day I had this massive comparison moment for these exact situations….
I was driving in a wacky snowstorm and because of my growing bump, I’m finding that I am a more cautious driver than ever (think 16-year-old in driver’s ed style). Because of this, the snow-covered roads were bringing fear into my driving that I’ve never felt. I knew my destination was home, I had the roads mapped out and my music turned off. At least that much was covered.
When I looked too far ahead, the lines in the lanes were so hidden beneath the snow that I’d feel my body panic. But if I stayed focused on the road right in front of me, I was able to vaguely make out the tracks of previous drivers which kept me calm.
Focusing right in front of me, inch by inch, while knowing my final destination finally took me where I needed to be. It calmed my fears, kept me present and reminded me of the importance of how powerful our minds are at any given moment.
If you know your end goals and chose to focus on one small step at a time, eventually you’ll get to where you want to be. If you chose to be terrified and not take a step, then you’re stuck where you always are.
You owe yourself the shot to change your life, one step at a time.
Start today, start now.
PS I really want to hear what it is that you want to do in your life. Drop me a line and let me know what one small action you can take to get this done. firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll email you back right away, xo.