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Out With The Old and In With The New Can Be Stressful!
January 4, 2017
I recently watched a business plan I had worked on for nearly a year fall apart in about 5 minutes. I'm not going to lie, I was shaken by it. I don't do well when my plans fall apart. BUMMER
I had to keep a positive outlook on the situation by mental force. Within a few weeks something new had opened up to me and I like this direction better than the first plan. AWESOME
This new option also comes with A LOT more responsibilties and that's when things got stressful! Self doubt, opinions of others and a shortage of time had all worked it's evil little magic to steal the excitement of this new journey. BUMMER
At the moment I was on the point of giving up I stopped. Stopped thinking about it, Stopped listening to the chatter and stopped believing my excitement could be stolen. After a few hours I went all the way back to the beginning of plan A and started weeding out what wasn't 100% me. Where I had accumulated thoughts, ideas and doubts from other people had to be thrown out. And what do you know, under all that emotional trash was the joy and belief that I can succeed. AWESOME
Pretty clear pattern here, yes?
I feel this pattern happens often when we set out to do something new. A new job, a new health goal or maybe a new look. We feel good about our choice and, naturally, we want to talk about it. Even with positive feed back we can create doubt in the conversation. That doubt plants a seed and starts to grow possibly causing anxiety. Eventually we give up all together.
When that weight starts to sit on your shoulders you can make the choice to stop. Unload the negative, reevaluate the reason you wanted this new beginning. It's ok to have a do over!
Here's the reality we always forget...
We're pretty AMAZING.. Just on a scientific level we are a spectacular creation!
We have the ability to set our minds to something and make it happen.
Simple way of saying it? No. It is that simple.
WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE WHEN WE SET OUR MINDS TO IT!
We have known failures and success, we have loved and felt hurt and that makes us STRONG.
Even in fear we can be COURAGOUS. That makes us an unstoppable force!
You are built for great things.
In the month that stands for everything new don't be afraid. Don't let doubt steal your excitement. You are going to take this year by storm and accomplish everything you put your mind to!
Let me know about them. I would love to hear your goals and your victories!