Close Your Eyes and Leap
Sometimes I hop online and look at what everybody is doing and tell myself 'You're actually too late'. You should have started a year ago, you should have started a DECADE ago - what's the point now? You're so far behind everyone else.
Other times, I look at my own goals, desires and plans and tell myself - yes, yes, YES. But not today. I'll just do X first. I'll just do Y first. Then I'll do it. I'm so fucking motivated but not for today - future Jessa is going be the one to do that and make THAT happen. She's a fucking phoenix.
And then I catch myself doing these things, thinking these life bypassing thoughts that transmute into non action ... and remembering that a big fat nothing is going to happen as a result of wishing away that I could change the past or saving change for the future.
Absolutely nothing happens for your business or self if it's not actually happening in the present reality. No matter how hard or much you think about it.
So, how do you snap yourself back from living in the past or future?
Ask - what are you avoiding. Sometimes it's fucking hard and you're purposely taking time out for a reason.
Play devils advocate for your excuses and find the reasons around every one. If you're not willing to do this, it's all over.
Look at what and who you're letting inspire and motivate you. What in your life is genuinely propelling you forward? Are you making space for that?
On the flip side - what and who is helping you stay EXACTLY where you are? Those 'friends' that listen to your tales of woe but make you feel bad when you have something to celebrate? The latest Netflix series that ties you up for weeks? Those chats that get you pumped up to bitch rather than taking action? Make a choice, shift gears or keep going in the wrong direction.
Lastly, look for a way to take a real step today and then take it almost without thought. Remember when you first jumped off that cliff into the river below as a kid or went on a massive flying fox ... If you allowed yourself to think think think on it. You wouldn't have taken action right?
Sometimes, you just need to close your eyes and leap. Today.
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