Today’s post is coming straight from the heart. I’ve found that sharing my story has connected me with so many more people, and I’m actually having an impact – holy crap! And all I had to do was be open, vulnerable, and honest?! Jeez, I wish someone would have told me that earlier…
Anyway, I wanted to talk today about truth. Your truth, what makes you tick, your dreams, wants, & desires – and why you’re holding yourself back. It doesn’t matter what you want: a million dollars, a hot body, a loving spouse, a beach house, to travel the world. And it’s going to sound rough, but there’s only one thing holding you back – you.
What am I even here for?
I’ve been doing a lot of growing lately, and I want to continue to share my story. I’m working on launching this career – something a year ago I didn’t even know I wanted – and it’s terrifying and huge and confusing. I often find myself questioning what the hell I’m doing, and telling myself that I should just go back to a safe, steady nursing career, and leave it at that. There’s nothing wrong with nursing at all. It’s an honor to be a nurse, and I do love it, and think that nurses are some of the most amazing people on this planet, but I can’t help but feel I was meant for something different.
So what, exactly, was I meant for? I’m working on that. I love coaching, and I’m trying to figure out what exactly I love about it and who I love to serve. But, every day I don’t have a client session or a new email or a Discovery Session, these thoughts creep back into my head and tell me I need to go back to what’s safe, what’s known. However, there’s also a smaller voice inside there that says keep trying. So every day, I post something, I jot down blog post ideas, I work on my website (new one coming soon!), and make plans for my business, envision what possibilities are ahead, and get excited about it.
When I do these things, that is when I’m most at peace.That’s when I realize that I’m realizing my potential. This is not an overnight thing, and I cannot let fear and doubt control me. I pray every single night for guidance and trust that what’s meant to be is going to happen without a shadow of a doubt. It may not manifest in the ways I expected, but I’ll be able to look back and think, of course they didn’t! Because everything is WAY better than I expected!
Your thoughts create your life.
How silly I thought that sounded when I first learned it in my health coach curriculum. Now, I believe that 10000%. If I believe, and TRULY believe that I will be successful, and trust that it is going to happen, then it will. If I give in to the negative voices in my head, that will manifest. Let me give you an example.
Just a couple of days ago, I was feeling down & out. I wasn’t feeling cut out for this at all – I didn’t have a line of clients coming to work with me, and my inbox was empty. I was starting to feel consumed by the fear and doubt, but then I decided I was going to let it go. I’m putting all my effort into this, and feeling like I am doing the best I can. So I went to sleep with the satisfaction that I’m doing a great job, and whatever happens, happens.
The next morning I woke up with a message on my Facebook page from a total stranger. She had read my story and it spoke to her, and she felt inspired by me and reached out. Holy sh*t! I honestly could have cried. It was what I needed. No, I didn’t gain another client or make any money, but it didn’t matter. THIS is what I was meant for – connecting to people on deep levels and inspiring them to make positive change.
Now it’s your turn.
Go out and live. If your career doesn’t set your heart on fire, take a step back and find out what does. The money piece doesn’t matter. It will come as long as you trust that you will be okay. If you’re in a relationship and can’t decide if it’s right, take a step back. If you’re not lighting up every time you see that person, what are you doing? If you’re on a diet/exercise regime that is making you miserable and isolated, stop! Take a step back. Your life is too short and too precious to waste any moments being unhappy.
You CAN have whatever you want. Believe that you will find a way to manifest it, and you will. Trust that whatever power you believe in (God, Buddha, Universe, Fate…) is on your side, and things will start to go your way. There really truly is power in positive thinking. And no, you’re not being selfish. Living your truth and becoming your best self will benefit every single person in your life – even the ones you need to separate yourself from. NOT taking care of yourself is selfish.
With love, light, & sicky-sweet optimism,
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