(Before I begin, I’ll let you know now that there are big things happening on this side of the computer. I’m not completely ready to tell you all yet (although some of you already know) but I’m sure today’s post will give you tiny insight. Soon I’ll be telling you the whole story. :))
Why is it so difficult to say good things about oneself? Why can’t one just say, “Yes, thank you so much, I am talented at blah blah blah”?? Why oh why can’t one just have a little bit of confidence in oneself?
Here’s the deal, friends. I’m starting over at something and to be able to do so, I have to become vulnerable again. I have to accept the fact that I’m not super experienced and there will be things I don’t know. I’ll have to ask questions so I can learn. But I also have to accept the fact that I do know some things. I’m more experienced than I think I am. I have more talent than I think I do. But of course, one doesn’t see that when looking in the mirror. One needs to hear these things from one’s biggest fan/best friend/bee’s knees.
I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has their head filled with doubts and an unfortunate lack of self esteem. So what must one do?! Suck it up. Take the big leap and reach for that new dream. It’s going to be so scary (one may or may not have lost sleep over anxious thinking) and it’s going to be difficult (hopefully less difficult than all the scary scenarios going on inside one’s head during sleepless nights). But what’s that saying by the wonderful Theodore?
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.”
(Ugh. Why must it be true?)
And one simply cannot procrastinate reaching that dream because of insecurities, self-doubt, perfectionism. etc. Another lovely man just had to remind me of that yesterday when he told me that a key thing successful people don’t do, is procrastinate. Well of course they don’t!! It’s so simple. If they did, they’d never reach their dreams. Wasn’t I just writing about learning new things? (Hi kettle, you’re black.) How can I expect to live the life I’ve imagined living if I don’t simply act? Any time I have an idea or a new dream, my biggest fan immediately will say, “Do it.” It’s so simple. Why do we need to make it more confusing by questioning ourselves and our talents, abilities, strengths, etc? Why can’t we just go for it? What’s the worst that can happen? We fail. We pick up our bootstraps. We try again. The next 5-10 years will go by with or without us – it’s up to us to decide what to do with them.