“When you make a decision to change your life for the better, not everyone’s going to be supportive. A lot of people don’t like change, even if it’s really good. Big changes involve breaking of habits, routines, and often require lots of work. These things all go against security, familiarity, and the comfort of knowing. Don’t get discouraged. Inspire them instead.”
At last, it’s here, right in front of you, the life you want, but you start to feel a pit in your stomach. What could it be? Fear. Doubt. Your head starts to fill with noise, am I good enough? Can I truly do this? What will my friends and family think or say? I’m already been doing this for so long, it feels comfortable and so on and so on. This noise continues in your mind until it breaks down your courage and self-confidence and you are back to waking up and doing the same thing day after day. STOP!
As I write this, I’m currently turning the last page of what has seemed like a novel, a novel that has been filled with excitement, opportunity, growth and experiences. Yet, I was turning into that person who was doing the same thing day after day and felt that I was losing the dreams I had set for myself as a young girl. I had to look hard in the mirror and decide within myself to make a change. A change for me and no one else. This next novel or chapter as many called it, will be 100% what I create, from the title to every word. It took me a while to get here and you can too! Forget what people say that it will be beyond stressful and a long time before you’re able to pursue your dreams. It starts now and it can be what you make it, fun, exciting and here when you want it. Let’s do this!
1. Trust Yourself and the Path
Trust, it’s such a small word that holds an immense amount of meaning. You learn to trust yourself before you can even comprehend what trust means. When you first attempted to walk, your body trusted that your legs would move and would safely make it to your parent’s open arms on the other side of the room. As we get older, we experience times where we have been let down and our trust in people becomes jaded. As life presents us with new opportunities our little voice inside sometimes creates self-doubt and we don’t trust in the process. Regaining trust in yourself and your dreams starts with you and the changes you make. Start by reminding yourself that you’ve got this and see your dreams unfold right in front of you. With the recent changes I’ve made in my life, I have started to remind myself each day as much as I can that I have my back and trust that this path that I’ve created.
2. Push Aside the Fear
When I was a little girl, my imagination went to the farthest depths and I was fearless. If I wanted to jump across a stream I didn’t notice the sharp rocks or how deep the water was, I backed up, jumped as hard as I could and went for it. Fear, is a simple word yet has had a complicated impact on my life. Many experiences have been left undone and things left unsaid because of fear. The fear of getting hurt, taking a chance, worrying about what others will think or say. All these fears have hindered my growth. So this year I’m focusing on making the word growth have a significant impact on my life. Taking chances that I normally never would, that I would waste time pondering over instead of going for it. Saying things that need to be said for you never know if you will be able to tell someone you love them tomorrow. I refuse to let fear dictate my life! Pushing through my own feats has build new paths to explore and allowing the deep aspirations in the back of my mind to come to light.
3. Block Out the Noise
Every leader or creator has gone through doubt and questioning from the individuals that are the closest to them as well as spectators. However for most, this is what pushed them to greatest. Many times we can be our own worst enemies by allowing the noise of others insecurities take over our ambitions. If you’re not aware of the power of your mind and your thoughts, it is very easy to get caught up in the negativity of others. This includes their doubts and questioning of the recent changes you have made in your life. Although it may not make sense to them as to why you quit your corporate, steady income job to take a chance on creating your own empire, remember it doesn’t matter what makes sense to them. This is your life, your path, your dreams and ultimately your happiness. Take a moment, clear your mind and speak what you want and feel it, feel it deep down with in your soul. Once day all those people will come to you and want to know your secret to success and all the along the secret was you!
Are you ready to make the necessary changes to achieve everything you’ve wanted?
Are you truly ready?
I hope you’re screaming yes at the top of your lungs, because it’s your time right now! This life is what we make it, from when we wake up to the moment we lay our heads down to bed. Our minds and bodies configure our life’s steps and paths. Our wonderful, powerful minds feed us daily and it’s important that you fuel it with the proper nutrients such as positivity and useful information. The actions that we take each day either helps us get one step closer to our goals or stuck in the same place we were yesterday.
So, are you ready to make some changes?