3 Reasons you are NOT Creating a Life you Love

Lately, I cannot get this idea of potential off my mind.  I truly believe each one of us has this potential inside of us to be ridiculously great at something.  Specifically, something we love. Some of us know right away what that spark is and how to fan the flame to rage into a wild fire.

But, let’s face it. Some of us are scared to embrace it, scared it won’t happen, scared it won’t happen fast enough, scared it not the right choice, scared there something more, scared we can’t live up to it, scared we’ll be judged for it, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared, scared……

Plain and simple, I felt scared.  No one said anything. No one made weird looks, but real or imaginary I felt it none the less. I got to the point where I would no longer share my business ideas because, I thought, no one believed in me anymore.  I felt like they thought everything was a little hobby for a stay at home mom.  I even thought of going back to school to get my doctorate in something that would lend itself to steady work, steady income.  But, that would never make my spark glow, let alone rage. So, here’s what I realized.

Reason #1 you’re not creating a life you love: You care what people think.

Guess what, lady?  It’s none of your business what people think about you. Get on with it. You have something you know you love, something you know you want, something that truly gets your attention.  STOP RIGHT NOW and forget if other people think you can do it or not.  It’s not up to them. It’s up to you. Believe.

Reason #2 you’re not creating a life you love: You will not make a choice.

Pick something now. Don’t worry if it’s right or wrong. Just pick. Really, like right now. Remember that thing that called to you?  I felt I had too many options.  How to pick just one?!?! Can I just do one thing for the rest of my life?  To me, that felt claustrophobic.   But, I will let you in on a secret: If you can narrow it down, and pick one maybe 2 things you 1) enjoy doing and 2) are decent at doing, you can be wildly successful.  And, even one big success will give you more choices. And isn’t that what we really want, the choice to keep going or the choice and freedom to build upon our success. The choice to try something new.  Choose 1 thing now, do it well, and you open doors to a lifetime of choice.

Reason #3 you’re not creating a life you love. You refuse to stick with it.

Listen to that voice and grab hold of that idea with a white knuckled grip.You got this, if you want this. I look around me and see women doing these amazing things, but nothing for me just stuck. I think I have always been looking for something  that I would love so much it would be sticky, like glue to me.  I wanted it to stick me…not me to stick with it.

Basically, I did not hold myself accountable for working for it.  Let’s face it, even the word accountability strikes fear into many a heart. But, news flash, my lovely, if you don’t want to work, you will not get what you want.

I love what Jim Rohn said, “How long should you try? Until.”  (Small confession, when I first decided to commit to this, I listen to Jim Rohn’s Power of Ambition on repeat. It’s that good.)  So, you need to be in It, whatever your It is until…until you make x amount, until you can go on that dream vacation, until you can buy that house, until…. Fill in the blank.  This is your life.  This is not a dress rehearsal.  Nothing and no one in life will be committed to you unless you are committed to it.  So, get with it lady, Do it until.

So, what will you do now? Are you ready to stop listening to others? Are you ready to make a choice? Are you ready to work? Join our community and be inspired.  I’m sure you will inspire us, too.  You are enough. You can do anything. Act now.

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Aim High and Dream Big,

           Amanda

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