I have been playing it small. Opportunities arriving at my doorstep and I do not open the door. Fearful of failure.
Fearful of not being able to live up to expectations.
Fearful of the unknown.
But here's the thing; when you play it small you never expand. You never grow. You never accomplish your dreams. You remain exactly where you are.
I am stagnant and moving no where fast. I have lots of hopes, dreams, and desires swirling in my heart yet I have not taken any steps to accomplishing them even when the knock comes at my door. I avoid the opportunity and shrink away. But it is time to end all of that.
It is time to say YES!
I ned to take the leap. No more hiding away. It is time to show up. Even if I don't feel like I am good enough, even if I don't have complete confidence, even if I am not 100% sure of what I am doing I need to do it anyway. The only way to truly learn something is to submerge yourself in it and do it.
If I want to be a yoga teacher I need to teach. Even if that means messing up along the way. Yoga is about meeting yourself where you are and doing what you can. I need to do what I can and over time I will improve. I am learning nothing by just sitting on my coach hoping to one day teach.
If I want to write a book the only way to do that is to sit down day after day and write. The words will not magically appear on there own. And yes they may become jumbled and jump from thought to thought but once they are down on the page I can sort them out.
If I want to run the marathon in November then I need to run now. Putting one foot in front of the other even when I don't feel like it.
If I want to make an impact on this world and use my ability to guide others, listen deeply, and write openly than I need to take the leap and do it. I need to put it out there that I can create a personalized mentoring program and invite others to work with me. Nothing will happen if I do not put it out there.
So I am saying YES!
Yes to the opportunities that rise up even when they scare the heck out of me.
Yes to believing in myself and going after my dreams. This means putting in the work.
Yes to taking chances even when I do not know how they will end up.
Yes to me and creating the life I want to be living.
I am not meant to live small. But the only way to live big is by putting myself out there, going through rough patches and failure and coming out on the other side. I can't instantly step into the life of my dreams. I need to build it block by block, step by step. And only I can do that by taking chances. And so I am. It starts today!
What can you say yes to in your life?