We all know those feelings and thoughts, the ones that creep in to your mind to tell you that “you can’t do this”, “you’re not good enough” and my personal favorite, “it’s already been done.” None of us are immune to the ego based emotions and thoughts that fear instills in us when we decide we want to take a chance and try something new. Our minds instantly fill us with doubts and we fear judgement from others, rejection and disapproval before we even give ourselves permission to try.
Why is it that we insist on holding ourselves back? Is it because we were raised to believe that we weren’t good enough? Is it because at some point in our lives we were told by someone we loved that we were worthless and unneeded? Is it because we grew up lacking self confidence and trusting in our intuition?
Whatever the reason, the EXCUSE, it stops now!
We are women. Strong, smart, brilliant women and we need to remind ourselves of that every…damn…day. We have the ability to create world changing ideas if we could just see the potential in ourselves and trust that we are on the right path. We need to stop making excuses for our talents and start taking pride in them. It’s easy to believe that we have nothing new to offer as everything’s been done before. Of course it has, but it hasn’t been done by YOU. It hasn’t been created with your exceptional talents and shared through your beautiful mind. It hasn’t been done with your unique flair, your new angle. In every business, in every industry, it is safe to say that almost everything has been done but it’s also safe to say that the same idea can be recreated by 100 different people and you will have 100 new ideas.
Trust in your intuition. You are being guided down this path for a reason. Find confidence in yourself and remember that you are a unique, one of a kind woman who has so much to offer. Don’t stop yourself from creating that blog, starting that podcast, launching that business just because it’s been done. Start it, own it and create it your way. Often times we must break down the walls of fear around us to really succeed in our careers. If something scares you a little it is a sign that you are stepping out of your comfort zone, and that my darling, is where you find greatness. You cannot have a grandiose life by living in the comfort zone. Step out of it, start with baby steps and as you gain momentum you’ll amaze yourself and what you can do. Give yourself permission to succeed and you will be unstoppable!