Up until very recently, I felt like I had a handle on facing my fears and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, but I’ve come to realize that I haven’t even scratched the surface!
This weekend, I’m speaking at an event (THRIVE), and while I’m speaking to like-minded people, it’s not my usual audience. It’s got me stepping outside of my comfort zone and feeling all sorts of butterflies. It’s super beautiful and exciting but scary – all at the same time.
This quote I posted on Instagram sums up this fear, excitement, and growth that I’m feeling and who I need to become to get through it:
“You’ll never grow into the woman you know you’re meant to be until she’s forced to come out. It’s your job to create a life she can’t hide from.”
So what does this mean? It’s our job to create a life based on not our current selves, but instead our future selves. You have to do the things, go to the places and let that woman out!
“You will rise to the occasion when your butt is on the line.”
Sounds scary, I know, but that’s the point. We all have “alter egos” that only come out when called upon, but you must have faith that it will appear. If you create these places when you have so much riding on your performance your higher self will come out. And if it doesn’t happen the way you think and you fall flat on your face…GOOD! You didn’t die, you’ve learned from it and you know how to change it for next time.
“I’d rather be failing left and right and feeling alive and growing as a human being than walking around bored and half dead.”
There is no magic potion. We are ALL created the same, some just have more faith that things will work out and their higher self won’t let them down.
“Choose and create things that you have to show up for bigger than you ever have before.”
Stop waiting and create those places and situations where your higher self can come alive! It will scare the crap out of you, but that’s when you know you’re living a life of purpose and fulfillment.