What would you be doing if you totally STOPPED holding back?
If you stopped caring what other people think?
If you stopped stopped worrying about whether it'd work?
If you stopped caring about looking silly?
What would you be doing in your business? In your life?
Would you have written that book?
Would you have reached out to that person?
Would you have launched that programme?
Would you have asked that person out?
Would you have moved location?
Would you be speaking at conferences?
Who would you need to BE in order to DO all those things?
Someone who does the work?
A person who doesn't settle?
Someone who OWNS their gifts and talents?
What's stopping you BEING that person right now? From today? From this moment?
What's stopping you deciding every second of every day that that is who you ARE and acting from that place?
Here's the answer:
There's NOTHING to stop you being that person right now. From today. From this moment . Immediately.
You look at where you want to get to. You look at who you need to be to get to that place. And then you BE that now. You look at who you would be being when you're doing all the things you want to do and you just BE that now.
You don't have to wait. You don't have to go through some laborious process of 'working' on yourself. You just wake up every morning and ask yourself who you need to be and then you BE that.
Does it take a little discipline and focus?
Yes. You'll need to actually physically focus on who you need to be day in and day out. You'll need to write it down. To say it to yourself over and over and over. You'll need to catch yourself every time the doubts creep in and remind yourself of who you are.
And the more you do that, the more you'll identify as really truly BEING that person. And when you identify yourself with being that person you need to be in order to do the things you need to do, you'll automatically take the actions and behave in the way that you need to in order to get where you want to go.
Don't make this more complicated than it needs to be, ok?
I know it's not always easy. Is anything worthwhile ever easy? I know it's not easy when you're having a down day. When you've compared yourself into oblivion. When you've bought into the voices telling you you're not gifted enough, not confident enough, not courageous enough.
But the fact remains that in each and every moment you get to choose what thoughts and feelings are best going to serve you.
You can buy into the doubts and fears and worry and get precisely nowhere. Or you can choose to put them aside, put them aside, put them aside and keep being who you need to be in order to get where you want to go.
So today, just three things:
1. Know where you want to go.
2. Know who you need to BE to get there.
3. Start being that person immediately.
YOU. CAN. DO. THIS.
And you must. If you want to make more progress, more quickly, take this to heart and make this a daily practice.
Imagine what would be possible if you just woke up every day and BE the person you need to be.
I decided a few months ago I was done with all the doubt. I got tired of it. Bored, actually. Bored of always talking about and giving energy to the doubt. Of course I still DO doubt sometimes. But less. Less and less. Because I'm choosing not to focus on it. I'm choosing to be the person I need to be to get where I want to go.
And I want that for you too. Oh my goodness I want that for you too.
Love and courage,