One of my goals this year, was to break free from my comfort zone and start this blog. The ideas for which have been bubbling away inside for quite some time. Starting out was scary but I managed to get those first few posts out so thought from here on I would be in the groove and things would just flow along nicely.
I was wrong.
I have been paralysed with fear. Fear that I haven’t got the perfect thing to dish up next. I made sure I prepared well and had blog posts ready to go but as I have gone to use them nothing has seemed right, seemed enough, seemed good enough to share. I have spent the last few days thinking about how the next thing I write has to be amazing and blow everyone away with killer content and deep soul connecting messages. Talk about piling the pressure on myself!!!
After some quiet soul searching (for me otherwise known as meditation) I decided that I need to let go of the pressure to be perfect and just keep on going. We don’t have to produce something perfect every single time. I am not saying to not do your best work but sometimes fear that something isn’t perfect holds us back from getting out there and just doing or being or enjoying.
Other times we are waiting for something to be ‘perfect’ before we move or take action in the direction we want to be heading.
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along”. George Herbert
I am just loving that quote. I may not have all the answers and some days are harder than others but I will work with what I have today and improve and grow as I go through this journey.
Is there something you have been putting off doing because the conditions are not right? Instead of striving for that perfection or waiting for a better time is there something you can do TODAY to put you on that path? Map out some small steps you can achieve bit by bit, schedule some time in your diary to review or work on your plan. Make a commitment to yourself that you will start or keep going and there will be
It might not be something huge and life changing maybe you just want to show up, have a go or get started on something new and exciting.
When the little voice in your head (your inner critic) starts that self defeating chatter find ways to quiet your mind, push past the fears holding you back, forget the need for it to be perfect every time and just get out there and give it a go. There will be mistakes and tears and wrong turns in life but let’s just forge ahead anyway.
Together let’s give ourselves permission to be imperfect, to mess up, to feel out of our depths and to not be sure about what’s coming next.
I would love to know how you are moving towards your goals and dreams or just showing up and giving life a go. Are you moving forward with small steady steps or great huge leaps of faith?
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