Feeling stuck? Believe me, I’ve been there. It’s so easy to get caught up in the merry-go-round of life. While you’re striving to please everyone, you are left feeling underwhelmed and stressed out.
When did women begin feeling like their aspirations should come second to everyone else’s?
Close your eyes and pretend you could do whatever you want to do. Really. Dream big.
Now, imagine what would happen if you decided that you were ready to begin the necessary steps to make those dreams become a reality? It’s never the “right time” to do anything….worth doing. Do it anyway.
What keeps most people stuck? Fear. And I’m here to tell you that stuck sucks. Think about the worst-case scenario. You might not be successful the first time. You might have to try again. The process might be difficult and tedious. Think about the best-case scenario: Your life might be transformed.
Baby steps, people. You don’t’ have to close your eyes and jump. (Although, that’s not a bad approach, either.)
Think about the next year of your life. It’s a given that you’re going to go to work, take care of your kids, go to the gym, run errands, do laundry, clean the litter box, grocery shop, maybe hit an antique store or attend a concert. These are things we all do every day. In one year, you will be exactly where you are right now. For many people, that is fantastic! But, there are others who want desperately to change something.
Now imagine that you do all the things you do every day and you add just one tiny step towards your goal. Maybe it’s 10 minutes of research, maybe you will work on designing a logo, maybe you will start studying for an important exam. If you spent 10 minutes per day (set a timer!) working towards your goal, you will have 60 HOURS of work by the end of the first year.
EVERY single one of you can spare 10 minutes per day. Heck, do it on the toilet. I won’t tell.
(Susan Eller is a Life Coach who has lived in East Cobb for 15 years. For more from Susan visit http://www.lifecoachsusan.com/)