I’m sorry to break it to you, but doing the same thing every day is going to bring…yep the same results every day. If you want to change things in life or achieve that goal you’re going to have to be willing to change your habits. You can either accept things as how they are or you start making changes to live the life you dream of.
I will admit, I was somewhat guilty of this. For the past few years all I have wanted was to start a blog. To be able to talk about life in the hopes of inspiring or motivating the reader. However, I was lost in my head full of doubts and fear. Beating myself up over what people might say. The failures. The negativity. Really, just the fear of not knowing the outcome.
You may be afraid of failing, not having a full game plan or even of what others may think. First, F*$K what people say or think. They are NOT in your shoes, living in your head or feeling the emotions that you are going through. They will never completely understand because they aren’t YOU. Truth is no matter how much you plan or for how long you plan, you can’t predict what’s going to happen. You can’t predict your health in a year from now. You can’t predict that you will stay in the same role at work forever. You also can’t predict how tomorrow’s going to go. So why hold yourself back from taking a step? And if for whatever reason you can predict what’s going to happen in the future, then I say you better switch up careers cause you my friend are a psychic.
Staying in comfort zones limits you from your potential. When you open yourself up (the power of the universe works in such crazy ways) you will be amazed at what opportunities come your way. I remember getting my first sale on ETSY. The way I jumped for joy and rolled all over my bed like a crazy person. I couldn’t believe it. Someone was trusting in me enough to spend their money on MY product. The rush was nothing I felt before. It did however give me the drive to keep on going, even if I didn’t have another sale for a while. It showed me that I need to keep pushing forward and breaking down barriers I have put around myself. Now don’t get me wrong, I still get those “what if’s” flowing through my head but I don’t allow them to box me in like they used to.
Now you ask, “Alyssia. What do I do if I fail, fail again and then fail again?” My answer is simple: It’s okay to fail. If you don’t fail you will never know what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be afraid to start over again because this time you are not starting from scratch, but instead starting from experience. Pick yourself up and keep going.
It’s no secret that life is short and we only got one shot at it. That’s a 100% fact and it will never change. So, we can either keep living life as it currently is or you can get up and do something about it. YOU are the author to YOUR story.
If your happy with where you are right now then kudos to you. But if you aren’t, then it’s time to switch up the game plan. Remember, closed mouths don’t get fed. So, if you want something you take charge and you get it.
I am happy to say that I have been micro-blogging until I get my blog up and running. I have also been writing to submit my work in hopes one day it will be published. I know it’s going to take a lot to get where I want to, but you know what I am taking those steps. I am not going to stand in my own way to get to where I want to be.
“Great people do things before they are ready.” – Amy Poehler
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