Push through the Discomfort

Updated: Oct 13


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my business. I love anything and everything that has to do

with health. I’ve done the work and I know a lot about healing and living a life that is conducive

to one’s beliefs. Yet, with everything I know, I still got stuck. For as much as I know about health

and wellness, I know very little about marketing and websites. It all felt so overwhelming. I also

started to get into my own head. Do I really know enough? Will people trust me to help them?

Am I worthy of their time? All my insecurities came forward and I froze. For months. And you

know what? That’s OK! I read a quote somewhere that said, “If your dreams don’t scare you,

there not big enough”. And I am terrified. I am so passionate about what I do, but the truth is

no matter where you are in the dream, sometimes things get overwhelming. The key is to push

through the discomfort. Push through the moment of overwhelm so big that you plop down in

front of the television to zone out because it’s easier and more familiar. I was putting so much

pressure on myself to have everything perfect and know all the answers. I’m learning though,

that wherever you are is the perfect place to just start. Launch that site, write that article, take

that course and just be where you are. We live in a society where we feel we must know

everything and be the best, but the truth is that I will always be learning. Even when I have

decades of experience, I will still be a student and a teacher. Each person I work with will help

me become better at what I do and teach me things only they can shine a light on because each

of us has a different story with a different view and experience behind it. I used to think that

what I do is heal people, but now I am beginning to awaken to a deeper purpose. What I do is

help people find their own way and in so doing, I find mine. I can show you and teach you all

the information I know, and it is up to you to experiment with the information in your own

body and find the healing way that feels best for you. I don’t want you to live your life according

to my standards, I want to help you find your own standards and live your best life according to

your truth. I have learned so much in the past few years about love, dreams, life, loss and what

really matters. I just turned 38 a few days ago and I feel like I am simultaneously behind the

curve and ahead of the game. It’s such a weird place to be. Probably for the first time in my life,

I am wanting to truly live for myself and go after what I want more than I need people to accept

or like me. I have tried my whole life to be who others want me to be. To stay in touch with

people who mattered so much to me and my expectations of how they would respond always

fell short. I wanted them to put as much effort into cultivating a relationship as I was, but I have

learned over time that I was always disappointed because I was needing something that no one

else needed. I was trying to hang on to the past when everyone else had already let go. So, now

is my time to let go. Be who I am and see who sticks around and who no longer applies to my

life and the destiny I am building. The truth is that I am educated in my field and I am worthy of

helping others navigate their path. Life is hard, but watching it pass you by is harder. It’s time to

let go and see what happens.


X,

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