Have you been sitting quietly; mouth closed, fingers still on the keyboard, unsure of how to lay it all on the line and bare your soul to the world?
Not wanting to come off arrogant, desperate, selfish, annoying.. or some other negative figment of your imagination, you keep it - all of it - to yourself, and you don’t fully allow yourself to express what’s on your mind and your heart. What you know you must, you must, you MUST let out…
Worried about how people might respond to what you have to say. Will they judge? Will they criticize? Will they cringe?
Feeling unsure of yourself, your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions..
And so you sit. Still. Quiet. Alone. While the countless thoughts spin around and around in your head, begging to be released.
Why can’t you let it out? What are you so unsure of? What are you afraid might happen? And most importantly –
Why do you care? The thoughts and opinions of others are absolutely none of your business. They aren’t your concern. What IS your concern, though, is you showing who you are, and being present each day to share your gifts with the world.
One day at a time, you show up.
One day at a time, you say the words. Even if they’re hard to say.
One day at a time, you stay consistent.
Your Badass Boss Empire can’t be built in a day, a week, or even a year. It’s built over a large stretch of time, day after day, repeatedly. It requires a shit load of blood, sweat, tears, and a whole ton of curse words along the way.
Show me any successful person and I’ll show you how long it took them to get to where they are right now. Each and every successful person out there has gone through ups and downs. They’ve doubted themselves. They’ve been made fun of, mocked, and bullied. They’ve lost money, had massive failures, and made a heap of mistakes.
One thing they haven’t done, though, is give up. No matter how hard they’re kicked, they get back up. Every single time.
Be that person. Regardless of how hard it is, or how scared you are, or how uncertain you may be, you have to keep getting up. Fighting back. Opening up your mouth, and letting the words come out. All day, every day. It’s the only way.
The only way to give freely
The only way to share your brilliance
The only way to be there for your tribe (and let’s be honest.. for you, as well)
So if you’re staring at the empty screen in front of you and your fingers won’t move and your brain goes completely blank, remember this:
GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO DO THE THINGS YOU KNOW YOU’RE MEANT TO DO.
In other words –
Say what you need to say. Don’t try to make it sound a certain way. Don’t edit yourself. Give yourself permission to just be YOU, and know that you are enough just as you are.
When you sit quietly, even though you have thoughts in your mind, you’re holding captive the presence of someone greater than herself. Someone inside of you that is yearning to come out. Someone who is begging to be free.
It’s up to you to let her out.
Are you ready?