Often I wonder what would’ve happened if I had quit before I knew what I could accomplish. I was a beginner, a woman with major ambition and a drive that fizzled out before the good stuff really got good.
I thought twice. I second guessed everything.
I was that person, and if we’re being totally honest, I still am at times. I’m an over-thinker. I find reasons not to do what I know will be scary and sometimes risky in business. I’ve created excuses and rearranged priorities that perfectly aligned with procrastination.
I knew it was time to do something different. Something big. I invested in myself. Not in a mediocre context, yet with a mentor who has a reputation for being a no BS, ultra down-to-earth, amazing woman who’s created millions in business with a supreme strategy and that instantly gave me butterflies. I knew that working with her would be the kick-in-the-rear I needed to get my mind straight for massive success.
This commitment required me to be brutally honest with myself and my mentor. Deep down I knew I had what I needed to be successful, yet I also knew that I was scared and that being scared lead me down a path of denial and judgement. One of the first questions I was asked was regarding my weaknesses. I knew exactly what that was at the time.. Accountability.
If you were asked this today, how would you answer? Being completely (and brutally) honest about your weaknesses is something many people don’t want to think about. Yet that is exactly what needs done.
Upon beginning my career as a Relationship Specialist, I needed to get down to the realness of what it takes to make myself, my business, and all aspects of my life, making dreams reality. I had to stop fighting against myself in a way that I had never done. I had to stop listening to the fight or flight drive and begin listening to my soul – the part of me that knew I could do anything I decided to do.
I began to believe in myself. I began to think differently. I became stronger. I began to make myself proud, even in the small actions.
I won’t sit here and say that overnight I was able to make all of my desires reality. That would be false. True success is more than overnight accomplishments. Actions, words, realizations, falsehoods, truths, trust, insight, connections, meaning.. and a whole ton more played a part in my growth.
And the growing never ends.
So, when things get tough and you aren’t sure you have what it takes to keep climbing the mountain towards your desires, leadership and more… keep climbing and stop second guessing yourself. You absolutely have what it takes to be who or whatever you want.
Leave doubt at the door and step into your power!