Do you remember a time when you pushed through hesitation and thought ‘to hell with it’ and did it anyway?
I almost love that feeling of hesitation because I know that on the other side of it something better is waiting for me!
I like to challenge that feeling – because do you know what? If you listen to it, you are just going to hold yourself back.
It can be scary to put yourself and your ideas out there at first.
I remember when I went online for the first time and used my real name and real photograph and bought my domain. That was a bit scary! A whole new world. But am I glad I pushed ahead anyway? YOU BET I AM!
That lead to a pivotal moment that I’ll never forget. It was the moment generated my own money. I mean money that wasn’t given to me from an employer. I mean money that a client paid me for giving them what they wanted. This was about 7 years ago when I started my photography business.
It was all done online. Someone wanted to buy a digital photo.
It was ‘only’ £15, but it may as well have been a MILLION!
When that £15 went into my bank account I was literally jumping for joy! I DID THAT! I actually made my OWN money!
That was a game changer!
Talk about a boost in confidence in what I could achieve! If one person wanted to pay me £15, then there would be other people who would pay me too!
I was ready for MORE!
You see, if I had listened to that voice that wanted me to hesitate and keep things safe and comfortable I would never have experienced that life, and career, changing moment. And I doubt I would be here now, 7 years later, opening my own online academy!
That little voice still hangs around, but now it’s just a whisper and I tell it where to go, because I’ve made up my mind to reach for my goals.
And that’s all it takes. A made up mind.
So if you have hidden your ambitions, or played it small, just start to recognise when you are doing that. What’s holding you back? What’s making you play it small?
It doesn’t serve us at all to deny ourselves to be who we are!
When you say ‘yes’ to your goals, things start to happen. They might be small things at first; a £15 payment could be seen as small, but I had no idea where it would take me!
Stop holding back and say YES to your dreams, goals and ambitions.
Use your skills, talents and passions to create the life you want.
Don’t let your dreams die. Trust yourself.
It’s never too late!