I used to be afraid of change until I realized that you miss out on too many opportunities living this way. I didn’t feel like I was smart enough or capable of going for these goals I wanted to accomplish. I felt like taking risks and going for new opportunities or goals was unacceptable as a parent because it was too risky. The problem with this way of thinking I learned is that your children start to have limiting beliefs about themselves as well as they observe our behaviors.
The people we surround ourselves with influence our decisions and either become our cheer leaders or our obstacle stopping us from our goals. I believe that was one of the reasons why I didn’t go for it and jump into new challenges. My former partner made sure I knew how little I could do on my own. He made me feel insignificant and small. He also made sure I had lots of obstacles ahead of me so that I would surely decide I couldn’t set my goals.
I hit a point where all of a sudden I had enough of the negative talk and energy around me. I decided to start my fitness journey and also go back to school part time. I was made to feel guilty about not being the best stay at home mom I could be anymore. I now had to focus a lot of it time to these new life challenges and goals I had set in place for myself. I put up with the negative talk but kept pushing through. I believed that both of my new goals would one day benefit my children and everything would be worth it in the end.
I waited too long perhaps to finally set my self free. There will never be a perfect time or situation so you just have to go for it. When your gut feeling tells you its time o start a new chapter then that means it’s the perfect time.
Life is short and yet we create all these rules upon ourselves and limitations. What’s the worst thing that could happen to you if you peruse something and it doesn’t work out like you imagined? You still learned from this experience and you will never live with the regret of not trying.
My cousin who was also my best friend passed away suddenly of Cancer years ago and it was a wake up call for me in so many ways. I finally saw how little time we have on this earth in this lifetime. Why are we wasting time living at a standstill when we can truly be living beyond our dreams? Taking those risks, trying new things setting those goals, and saying YES to those amazing life experiences when they come our way!
I say lets make 2019 a year where we set our worries and limiting beliefs aside. Let’s strive to learn and experience more! We are truly capable of living a magnificent life if we only allow ourselves to.
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Let me know in the comments below if you plan on taking the plunge into a new adventure!
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I will leave you with these affirmations that will be helpful in reminding you that your amazing and special!