Earlier today, I looked at the calendar in a panic – how did it get to be mid-January already? There is so much to do, so many ideas not yet planned, and for a moment, it seemed like the whole year was over.
Of course that was just fear wanting to control my life. No thank you. I'm in control here – and so are you.
The truth is that we have 354 glorious days ahead of us. 354 days to listen to your heart. 354 days to realize your deepest desires. 354 days to make the true dreams of your heart a reality. Doesn't that feel so much better?
You have a big, beautiful, full year ahead of you. The only question is what you'll do with it…
Will you look back one year from today still stuck in fear? Or will you decide that once and for all, you're going to do something different? As the famous saying goes, “No change, no change.”
Staying stuck is a choice. Even if you don't know what to do or how to do it, saying “I can't” instead of “How can I?” is a choice.
Staying stuck not only leads to depression, but it literally kills your dreams. It's called a “self-fulfilling prophecy” and I know the pain and harm of it too well. One year ago, I wrote on my 2015 Dream-List: “Publish My Book.” Then the most amazing thing happened – in April, a very large NY publisher contacted me and asked if I'd ever thought about writing a book. Thought about it??!! I've dreamt of it for years!
She and I had a GREAT chat… she just wanted an outline and a sample chapter… And then fear got in my way. I thought that what I had was junk. I rewrote it. Reorganized it. Abandoned it. Told you I'd do it but I didn't finish. Said I was too busy. Or too heartbroken from the miscarriage to work on it.
And then I felt like crap about myself. By December I was feeling icky and anxious so I asked for guidance in meditation. A friend who is a coach, a multiple best-selling author, appears on TV, speaks worldwide and is a huge inspiration to me came to heart. She coached me to see the fear as just fear and move past it. So I DID!!! I sent it off to the publisher – she may say yes. She may say no. Doesn't matter. I overcame my fear and that is the biggest step.
You really CAN do ANYTHING. If someone else has done it, so can you. If no one has done it, it's waiting for you.
You have 354 glorious days ahead of you. Make sure this is the year that you decided to break free. Make sure this is the year that you decided to live your purpose. Make sure this is the year that you took action forward.
With so much love,
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