Dream it. Do it. Change the world. Do you believe it’s possible or do you think it’s BS? Seriously? What holds you back?
Fear often keeps me from dreaming and doing – worrying that my work isn’t good enough, that I’m not good enough. My fear is a voice that says I’ll never have what I deeply wish for in life because I don’t deserve it. It’s a voice that tells me that everyone else is better than me. It keeps me feeling small and paralyzed. When that voice takes over, I project that fear to others, and of course they feel it, too. And nobody wants to have any kind of relationship (personally or professionally) with me because who wants to interact with someone who is so damn scared? It becomes a vicious, ugly cycle. A self-fulfilling prophecy, confirming my belief that I am not good enough.
Sometimes when I’m in this dark, miserable place I’m able to find a moment to pause, which has come from years of dedicated and messy work. In the pause I begin to notice, observe and question the fear: is it true? Sometimes it’s hard to discern. The fearful voice is often loud and smart. Plus, it’s easy to talk myself into believing that I suck, after-all I’ve had years of practice.
Sometimes my questioning voice is strong and reminds me that my fear is real, but it isn’t necessarily true. When I follow that voice, I remember that I am perfect just as I am. (I say “remember” because we are all born knowing our true worth and beauty, but this knowing gets covered up by so many shitty things in the world.) I come to a place where I remember that I am good enough. That my work is awesome, beautiful and impactful. I remember that I can dream big and do all of the things my heart desires. That I am worthy of having everything that I deeply wish for. When I follow that voice, I am following who I really am – and I lead my life from a place of love, which has an impact (big or small, known or unknown) on everyone and everything that I encounter. This in turns has a ripple effect. And I believe this is how we all have the capacity to change the world - by questioning our fear, remembering that it’s not always true and leading our lives from a place of love ❤️