Every time I think that you’re on the cusp of becoming extremely successful in something you’re working on, you stop doing it. What is making you scared of success? ~ Jules
Those are the words that have been ringing in my head since yesterday at our girls’ only tea gathering. They have given me pause and have forced me to think about how many times/ways/things I’m self sabotaging for fear of what will happen if I’m successful at my ventures.
What if I make a ton of money as a writer? What if we get out of debt as quickly as we can? What if I AM able to send Anna to the college programs I want her to attend? What if I DO sell a lot of Avon to people who love it as much as I do? What if I do lose the 140 pounds I need to lose? What if I ignored all of the fearful things my brain whispers to itself to keep me from trying and failing… and tried anyway?
What if you ignored your brain’s whispers too? What if we all stopped paralyzing ourselves with fear and negative self talk? How far could we go if we stopped asking What If and just did what our heart leads us to do?
Here’s the answer to all of those questions: I don’t know. But I want to find out.
I will no longer be the barrier to my own success nor the engineer of my own failures. I will no longer talk myself out of being and giving and doing the things I love and want in life. – ~ ME
Beginning today, and for as long as I possibly can, I am giving myself permission to reach for those goals and to succeed or just to fail spectacularly and keep reaching anyway. I’m giving you permission too.