If you have a secret dream (aka. something you've thought about being or doing from a fairly young age but have never acted upon), I want you to know that you're not alone.
In fact, most people I talk to have at least one of these dreams.
Many of us have an idea in our head of a "far-off" dream that we tell ourselves would never be possible. Then, occasionally, we see the person who makes their "far-off" dream a reality, and we momentarily wonder... "Maybe it IS possible?"
However, we quickly smarten up and tell ourselves that, well, it was possible for that other person because they have x degree, or y skill, or z intelligence; basically, they're just a heck of a lot more talented and capable.
My darling friend, if this story sounds familiar to you, I want you to know this:
You are just as capable as ANYONE who has ever achieved something great in their lifetime (assuming you aren't limited by a very real physical or mental disability). It's not how talented, intelligent, and capable you are, it's how talented, intelligent, and capable you BELIEVE you are.
It's all about confidence baby.
Those things you tell yourself about not being smart enough, educated enough, old enough, skillful enough, witty enough, etc. are what you might like to think of as cobwebs. They are stories you tell yourself that fog up and clutter the core of you; the core of you that knows EXACTLY what you are meant to be doing in this life time.
Clearing out these cobwebs can take time (in fact, it could take many, many lifetimes to clear out all of them!). However, this is super important work that we all need to do in order to grow and become our best selves (aka. to truly reach our potential).
However, there are several techniques that one can use to cut through all the cobwebs and shine a light on the core of one's being. Today, I am sharing with you the one powerful question I have discovered that is very effective at doing so; it doesn't get RID of the cobwebs, but it does shine a light so that one may momentarily see through them.
Here's the question:
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Take a moment to pause here, take a deep breathe, and tune into your body.
From there, let the answer arise.
My guess is, whatever comes up is going to scare you; it's going to cause you to second-guess yourself; it's going to create butterflies in your stomach. Don't worry, that's just the cobwebs screaming at you, telling you to turn off the light because they prefer to stay in the dark.
My guess is, that whatever comes up for you is IT. It's what you're meant to be doing in this lifetime (or at the very least, it's the next step on that journey). Sometimes, we think what we need is clarity before we can move forward, when in fact, the clarity is already there. All the answers we ever need are within us.
Often, what we really need more than the clarity is to clear out the cobwebs: so that we may BELIEVE we are truly talented, intelligent, and capable.
That being said, lack of clarity can be a great excuse to stay exactly where we are, where it's totally safe & comfortable.
Curious: Are you letting lack of clarity be an excuse for not making any changes in your life?If you answered yes to that question, please be kind & gentle with yourself. This is super common, and really quite normal.
The next step after acknowledging this excuse is to take action on it: begin de-cluttering and clearing out the cobwebs so you can truly step into your greatness and let your light shine.
If you need help, I'm here.
Here's to shining the light on your life's work.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.