If you are reading this, you are ready for a change. But you’re also hesitating. Like the caterpillar who just emerged from the cocoon as a butterfly. You know things have changed, but are you sure you’re ready?
It’s normal to feel that uncertainty, and to want to be fully prepared before you take that first big leap. At the same time, waiting too long isn’t being prepared. It’s procrastinating. Do not let your uncertainty bloom into full-blown self-doubt.
This new direction is supposed to be an adventure. Go for it! You’re as ready as you’re ever going to be.
Embrace the Possibilities
Understand that you cannot just step out onto the mountaintop. You have to learn to climb, which means you have to take that first step. Focus on taking one step at a time instead of worrying about the air at the summit. By the time you get there, you’ll be a mountain climbing master. Getting caught up in the long road ahead will only overwhelm you. Don’t convince yourself of failure before you even try.
You will always feel like you’re not quite ready for the opportunities that come to you. Like kids with a new pair of shoes, you’ll grow into them. Just start.
What’s stopping you?
Be honest with yourself. You are on the verge of living your best life and shining brilliantly in the face of the world. What are you waiting for? You will struggle as long as you don’t admit that the only thing stopping you, is you.
Own Your Future
It’s easy to buy into concepts like fate and destiny. The idea of having a predetermined future absolves us from having much personal responsibility regarding where we end up. The thing is, fate is something you CAN influence. Your destiny will be whatever you make it. The universe may be guiding your choices, but you still have to make them yourself.
There is one hard and fast rule to living your best life. You have to let go of the things in your life that do not work in your favor. If it does not positively affect you, it needs to go. This can include friends, self-talk statements, habits, and routines. Break out of the small box you’ve managed to cram yourself into. Letting go of negative influences is easier said than done for most of us. But doing it will make all the difference in realizing your full, glorious potential. Be the butterfly, not the caterpillar.
Enjoy the Adventure
We’ve spent most of this time talking about your end goal. Don’t forget to enjoy the ride. Life is as much about the journey as it is the destination. The difference now is that you are systematically removing the obstacles that stand between you and your dreams. Internal insecurities are nothing in the face of your new-found resolve. Appreciate your transformation as it happens, not just after it’s over.