I can say that I have wholeheartedly committed myself to blogging. I decided that I have the power of positive influence and can somehow make a difference in someone’s life just by using words. I think that anyone who strives to express themselves does so with the hope that it will mean something to someone, even if it’s just one person. Since I’ve been on this journey, I’ve been forced to look at myself and try to discover more about myself. I wish the act of discovery was as easy as typing a sentence about it.
One of the toughest things I’m now unveiling, and dealing with, is the way that I sell myself short. I’ve had a habit of believing that I could do everything while also believing that I couldn’t do anything. I will believe that I can do something, but at the same time, I will find myself imposing a limit on how successful I can be at that something. I’ve seen successful people around me all the time. I’ve seen people who have money to take passport vacations and money to buy nice cars. Not once in my life–this is me having a completely honest and epiphanic moment–have I truly believed that I could do those things too. I grew up with limits–growing up low-income can do that to you–and my mindset up to this point had been one of only wishing.
How am I changing my mindset? My secret weapon? I make it a point to seek help and influence from someone who has done the things I could only wish to do. I look for advice from DOERS. In my quest for help, I’ve learned how to not only have a goal and write it down, but how to break it down to where it is achievable in parts. Seeing the achievable parts of a goal makes the major goal less intimidating. Revisiting the goals on a regular basis helps my subconscious mind get out of the “uh-uh girl, we can’t be be doing that stuff” rut, and into the role of supporting the positive actions of my conscious mind.
Just because you can’t see what it’s like to achieve those goals, it doesn’t mean that you should stop before giving yourself a real shot at the life you want. I’m not finna settle for a piece of the pie. I want the whole damn thing. I know it’s gonna be frickin’ delicious and I can’t wait.