Not sure about you, but I’m the type to want to have things figured out as much as possible before I commit. Problem is, you find yourself never being “fully ready.” It then takes no time for feelings of frustration, stagnancy, and discontentment with your life to creep in – and for obvious reasons, it sucks!
Forward movement is my thing. Standing still just doesn’t cut the mustard. Progress, however slight, is necessary to my being. So what to do when you ache for big change, a fresh start, a new business but you’re trembling in your boots because you’re not sure if you’re ready?
As terrifying as it sounds, “Just do it!”
Begin even when you’re not “fully ready.” Things will either fall into place or fall apart and that’s okay. See, we focus so much on the outcome that we lose sight of the joy of becoming – the transformation.
In fact, it’s more than okay if you’re big idea or big move doesn’t work out. You know why? Because the beauty of failing is knowledge and the experience that comes with it. Once you know better, you’ll become better and then no one will be able to stop you.
Take a look people that own businesses. Why do you think that the likelihood of someone starting a second or third business is far greater than someone starting their first?
Because like anything new, anything out of your comfort zone, in the beginning, it’s hard. But as you try, learn and try again, it gets considerably easier. Not to say that running a new business is a cakewalk, but you do have more at your disposal than you did before; more tools in your she-shed.
Just like you, I too get in my own head, and consequently in my own way. So many restless nights. The fear to commit – invest time, money and energy into something you’re just not sure will work out.
But it’s really the hunger that gets you. You know the one… burning deep within. The “Why” that you need to share with the world. The creepy shadow of regret that lurks. A voice that started out as a whisper, now shouting ever so loudly; upsetting your existence from the inside out.
Left unattended, it quickly burns everything around you. Your health, friendships, bursts of anger, sluggishness, the inability to concentrate, no mood to participate and more. Draining you into an unrecognizable shell of a person.
Luckily, there are magnificent inspirations all around us. Beautiful people, teachers and stories of everyday people like you and me, dreaming, doing and making impossible things, possible. Energies put out into the universe to help restore the fullness of the gifts we all have bustling within.
Set up your safety net, avid cheerleading squad or whatever it is that gives you a slither of calm, an “I got this, so I can do that” bravado. But whatever you do, just begin and go from there.
Push past the fear. Become more fearless and fierce. Doesn’t matter what you’re dreaming of. Just know that you’re made of pure magic.
- So, what’s your takeaway?
- What’s the big change you want to make in your life keeping you awake at night?
- What action (big or small) can you take right now to help get you feel one step closer to making your dream happen?
Share in as much detail as you can in the comment section below.
I’d love to hear from you and so would so many women like you. Your story may be just what someone else needs right now in their life.
Much, much love,