I’m what they call a “Global Nomad”. My friends never know for sure which time zone or country I am in. My mom tries to keep track of me on Facebook, with Wikipedia as an information source to understand where in this world her only daughter is.
This nomadic life gives me the opportunity to meet a lot of people from different countries and cultures. And trust me, when you dig deep enough, our cores are not that different. We have similar desires of wanting to be loved and wanting to make a difference. Our fears and our values are also very similar. Most of us value items like integrity, respect, and unconditional love. What is amazing is that we also have similar self-limiting mindsets, especially us women.
No matter where we live in this world, we have a tendency to doubt ourselves, to think of a million reasons why we shouldn’t do something because we are going to fail, or because people will judge us, or that this famous anonymous “they” might not like us anymore. Please STOP!!! Stop limiting your beauty, your uniqueness, your amazing-ness. You are failing even before you try or better said, DO. Don’t even try. Just go out there and do it!!
It is not about someone giving you permission, it is about you giving yourself permission and gathering the courage to go out there. It will never be the right time, nor will you ever have enough time, or money, the stars will never be aligned perfectly, or whatever other excuses we use to keep ourselves from taking action.
We are our own worst enemies.
I want to share one of my favorite Mark Twain quotes:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
I live by this quote and can tell you I have never regretted it. Yes, I have failed, looked like a fool and have run into roadblocks. It didn’t kill me. I just got back up, shook off the dust and went for it. And I am still going for it.
So I am challenging YOU to take action, leave the safe harbor, go out there and feel EMPOWERED to turn your dream in reality!!!
Simply by doing, you WILL be an inspiration to someone else. If you don’t feel empowered enough yet, feel free to drop me a note for some additional encouragement. I’m totally empowering YOU!!by