Are you spending your life waiting for the right time to begin?
I know this strategy very well. There’s not enough time. There’s not enough money. There’s not enough inspiration. You’re too tired. Everything else takes priority. There will always be something that makes beginning inconvenient.
Do you know why? Because you’re afraid. You’re afraid that if you begin, you might not succeed. If you put yourself out there, there’s a very real risk of failure. And you don’t think that you can handle failure. Maybe you’re also afraid that once you try what you’ve always wanted to try, you won’t actually like it. You’re afraid that you’ll have to start all over again.
I understand all of this because I live it. I still live it, every day. I’m in a constant struggle to overcome my deeply ingrained patterns. Yes, I have imposter syndrome. I grew up a perfectionist. I grew up believing I wasn’t allowed to fail, that I would be a disappointment, that I would not deserve love. This is something that still keeps me small, each and every day. It’s something that I’m working to change.
So how do you shift? You work to love yourself. Unconditionally. Fiercely. When you truly, deeply and authentically love yourself, nothing else matters. You love yourself enough to reach for your dreams. You love yourself enough to know that failure means nothing. You begin to understand that trying something and realizing you don’t actually like it is a gift – because it gives you the opportunity to discover what it is that you do like. Knowing that you are worthy, deserving, and incredible no matter what – changes everything.
It will never be a good time to begin. It will never be a good time to take that leap. It will never be a good time to dig in and work to give yourself the love you deserve. But we don’t have much time. So it’s time. Now.
You deserve to give yourself that unconditional love. Take the leap into what you truly desire for your life. We never have as much time as we think we do. Best to just begin. You can do this. Sending you all my love.