There are so many things that I used to keep to myself because I was what? Afraid.
My whole school career was wasted saying nothing because I was afraid of sounding dumb. I never pursued my ideas because of fear of being judged. What is that? Sad.
I have friends who tell me excitedly about pursuing a dream. I get excited for them! We talk a few weeks later, and I ask about their pursuit. What do I hear? Every reason why it can’t happen. Why?
We let doubt and fear consume our minds. Ever share your goals with someone and they tell you every reason why it can’t happen for you? You let someone else’s fear and doubt consume your mind too! Just like that.
These thoughts sound something like-
“This industry is already oversaturated, I won’t make it.”
“It’s more work than I had thought. I just can’t”
“I don’t have enough money or resources”
etc. etc. etc. etc.
Here’s my advice: OWN IT.
Who are you? Own It.
What do you love? Own it.
What are your dreams? Own them.
Easier said then done right? Here’s something I want you to think about. What do you have to lose? Yourself- if you don’t own it.
Putting “Own It” into your daily practice is a conscious daily choice. For me, it has been joining groups that I was afraid of joining, asking the questions I used to be scared to ask, sharing ideas that have the potential to be rejected. Scary!!!! Omg. I have a mini heart attack almost every day.
But, you know what? The more doors you knock on, the more doors that will be opened for you. This is exactly what has been happening for me. So very worth it.
What does that mean?
No guts, no glory. You have to dare to be true to you and do what you know you need to do. Yes, you will be afraid- do it anyways.
Live your dream. No one got to where they wanted to be by being comfortable.
I saw a quote today that said “nothing changes without change”
So, what if you fail? Own it.
What if it doesn’t turn out how you wanted it to? Own it.
But what if it does?
I hope this post inspired you. Just Own It!!! (haha omg I feel like this sounds like a nike commercial.. well) Thanks for reading.