I woke up this morning feeling perfectly fine! I had a good night’s sleep…ready for the day…lots of business flowing to me. Then suddenly a few little tears rolled down my cheeks. I wanted to run and hide but there was no place to go. Life is good…why was I feeling this way? What in the world was going on? I needed to get myself out of this scary place (that was only in my head) and I needed to do it fast!
Then came the “ah ha” breakthrough moment!
My confession: I was afraid. It dawned on me that I was simply feeling insecure. To be more specific, I was afraid of succeeding in a way that I only dreamed of before! You see, I’m working on a major transition in my life and it’s something I have wanted for many, many years but have only taken baby steps to accomplish. Now, it can be real…and that scared me.
Someone once told me that, when it comes to this particular dream, I “dip my toes in the water” to see how it feels. They also said that what I need to do is jump right in and THAT was the only way I can have what I REALLY want! I need to jump in full force, body and soul, with a firm and unwavering commitment to my dream!
Can you relate to this?
Guess what? This is the same advice I give to my clients on a daily basis. Why do I give that advice? It’s because it has worked for me for the past 30 years. Those who know me well, know that I “jump in” fully committed and get things done! That is, except for this one particular dream…which happens to be what I want the most.
What will happen in my life when I get exactly what I want? What would happen in your life if YOU get exactly what you want? What is holding you back from jumping fully toward your dream?
“Most people are very good at the ‘dream’ part of success.”
What I know for sure, over the past 30 years of helping individuals and business owners succeed, is that most people are very good at the “dream” part of success.
What they are not so great at is the “commitment” to doing what it takes to make that dream a reality. They are not good at implementing the advice they receive, they are not consistent, and they are not committed for the long-term. What most people do is “dip their toes” and run away at the first setback. Or, they dip their toes and then get distracted by something that is comfortable and not so scary. Unfortunately, those dreams are then set aside for another day; a day when they can comfortably dip their toes again.
I’m done dipping my toes! I’m ready to take my own advice. I’m ready to commit!
Are you ready? Let’s jump!