Giving myself permission to pursue my dreams is not a one-time event.
I am practising the art ALL.DAY.LONG. And just because I do doesn’t mean it will happen.
I have to MAKE.IT.HAPPEN.
It is my responsibility to set up my day to make stuff happen. I have a lot to fit in my day. Who doesn’t? And for those of you who work full-time and/or have children will know there are very little pockets of time. I chose to leave my career partly for that reason as well as wanting to raise my children myself. I am not saying that was the right thing to do. Financially definitely not. For my soul, yes.
I realised recently that I also unconsciously CHOSE TO STRUGGLE. Part of me believed that it is what people had to do to pursue their art and their dreams. That somehow struggle meant that results would mean more or that I would be more deserving. In actual fact what happened is years of INACTION towards my dreams due to fear around the struggle, resulting in more struggle…. and so it continued.
I wonder if you can relate? Maybe the resistance to struggle in terms of money, time, work/life balance or Making It Happen is putting you off from getting started? Maybe you’ve tried before and had your fingers burnt?
But let me ask you this: Is living a comfortable life enough for you?
If so, awesome! Enjoy it! I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I have tried, even wished to make ‘a comfortable life’ my dream but it is simply not my truth.
If there is even a tiny part of you that feels like there’s something else to your life and you simply cannot let your dreams go unfulfilled then my message is for you.
I am talking to those who want MORE, who KNOW they are MEANT FOR MORE. Whatever ‘more’ is for them.
I am talking to those who don’t want work/life balance, they want FREEDOM. They desire their work to be an extension of themselves; work that doesn’t feel like “work”.
I am talking to those who want to MAKE their dreams their REALITY. They know deep down they deserve them and that since they are the only one responsible for creating them, they know that they CAN BE CREATED even if they don’t have a clue how.
I am talking to those who have big, crazy, seemingly impossible dreams which may seem laughable given their current reality but FEEL so true that they are REAL to them.
I am talking to those who know in their core that they are unlimited potential even if they don’t totally believe it.
I am talking to those who are prepared to do whatever it takes even if they don’t know exactly what that means yet.
I am talking to those who have tonnes of ideas but just cant seem to get off the starting blocks. They’re waiting……..
Is that you? If so great, we’ll really understand each other.
Here’s the thing I want you to understand: you can’t wait for the starter-gun. YOU have to FIRE IT! That’s the start of PerMISSION YOU. You decide when to GO, so why wait? Don’t die waiting!
I know it’s hard (but it’s actually easier once you say “YES” to yourself).
I know it can feel lonely (but you can get and must get support).
I know it is scary (but you need to feel the fear to release it and not avoid it).
I know it is easy to put off starting until tomorrow (but how much longer are you going to do that?).
I know there are too many “what-if’s”/reasons/beliefs/excuses and that you may not even be aware of them all (but know that they are the source of resistance that stops you from going all in).
I know the need to know all your dreams in detail and have everything in place FIRST (but this is really just another excuse and lack of trust in yourself and the knowledge that if you just STARTED NOW you’d figure it all out and create as you go from a place of passion, purpose and flow).
I know there are many that will judge you for stepping out there to claim what YOU and YOUR LIFE is worth (but when you KNOW that it is right for you then it is easy to not listen to them).
I know that if you want to feel SURE that YOU’RE ALLOWED TO GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION then you need give yourself the PERMISSION TO TRY!
(Btw I now choose NOT to struggle and allow myself make money doing what I love. And I increasingly do).
The FREEDOM you crave is there for the taking. Pull the trigger NOW!
And you’re off…..
P.S. Would you like support dealing with the resistance to giving yourself the permission? Join The Dark Side Revolution (Close FB group)- a safe and supportive group for women to express and release their overwhelming emotions and limiting beliefs. I look forward to welcoming you on the other (dark) side. x
P.P.S. Do you know that YOU ARE READY to pull the trigger and GO FOR YOUR DREAMS NOW? Say “YES!” to YOURSELF and start your personal ‘Mission of Permission’ get the support, guidance and accountability you need with my ‘PerMISSION YOU Immersion’ – a 12 week 1:1 mentorship programme uniquely tailored to YOU and YOUR dreams. Message me or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. x