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Make It Happen For You (Not Them)

It’s funny how life triggers you sometimes. How it can almost stun you. Stop you in your motivational tracks. How it tests you. 

I believe in me, I really do. 

I’ve just never dreamed so big before and truly believed I would get there. Truly believed that I would make it happen. I merely hoped and wished it would fall into my lap. That someone I met would hear my stories and have a step-by-step guide for me to build my dream life guaranteed. 

Turns out, that’s not how life works. Who knew, right?

Turns out you have to not only believe in yourself but back yourself. Even if no one else does. In fact, even more so when no one else does. 

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Grateful As It Is

Is it so wrong to just want to be happy? For that to be the goal? For that to be your measurement of success?

Obvious answer is OF COURSE NOT, that’s the ultimate goal, duh. Is it though?

When you really stop to think about what you are doing in your life right now, is happiness your goal?

Or is it a financial goal? A promotion? A deadline? 

A thing you think that will bring happiness when you get there. 

Believe me I get, I’ve been there. In fact, I’ve been there recently. 

Thinking that I’ll be that much happier when I reach that next level with my business, or when I hit that financial goal. 

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Monday Morning Pep Talk to Myself

It’s so hard sometimes to remember from one second to the next why you are so fired up about something. 

Honestly, sometimes it’s absolutely exhausting. Talking myself out of moments of utter...well...laziness. Or what, ultimately, feels like laziness. 

“I’m so tired but I know deep down I want to go do that thing. I know that CEO me wants to create that thing.”

Although laziness I guess is always a potential factor, for me, more often than not my excuses are merely (or not so merely) a disguise for self-doubt and fear. 

I’ve made the conscious choice to only pursue endeavours that fire me up and get me excited about life so I know that the reason I’m deflecting from actually doing them is NOT that I sincerely don’t want to. 

That would have been the case a year ago. Heck, two months ago. I was constantly battling with myself to get things done because I felt like I really should want to do them. I was trying to force myself into momentum. 

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Nothing is Ever Going to Change Unless You Do

I haven’t always felt so at home in my own skin. There were a lot of years where I felt like I was playing a character. And, looking back, it’s pretty evident that I was. I didn’t know who I wanted to be really, and I was crippled by the fear of “missing out” on life. That is still, in part, what drives me every day to grow, to be curious, and to challenge myself to more. I sincerely feel like it is my responsibility to do as much as I possibly can with this life. However, I have been conflicted about what that means. 

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The Journey to Being Unapologetically Me

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about the type of person I want to be; now, in 5 years, in 20 years. How do I want to feel, how do I want to create value for the world, and how do I want to be perceived by the world.

These are all very easy and very hard questions at the same time (for me anyway). “Answering” them has involved completely throwing myself into doing things I hadn’t really ever considered before.

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