I have a few sticky notes on my desktop, one saying “You can do hard things!”.
Silly? Maybe, but whatever helps you push through challenges. A little reminder like that works for me and maybe it would for you too!
Whatever you must do to tackle the uncomfortable stuff.
I don’t know about you, but there has been a lot of uncomfortable stuff in my life lately, like a lot… to the point where I’m wondering, what’s going on?
But then I’m reminded that life’s hurdles come and goes in waves. I’m not sure if that is scientifically proven or not, but if not, I’m sure it could be!
As the true optimist that I am, that can only mean one thing, that soon there will be a wave of goodness coming my way! 😉
But let’s be real, what’s hard?
We set up these imaginary boundaries in our heads, yep, they are “homemade” imaginary boundaries.
- “I can’t jump from a high rock because I’m afraid of heights.”
- “I can’t public speak because people might think what I say is irrelevant.”
- “I can’t make that phone call because they might tell me no.”
- “I can’t charge more because who am I to charge that much?”
- “I can’t grow my business because I just don’t know how.”
Well, I’m here to tell you (and me) this a bunch of BS! You can do hard things!
You made up those boundaries, so you can also throw them out the window and make new ones. It’s actually a simple choice.
Instead of doubting yourself and making excuses, try this:
- Take one more step and you will be jumping.
- Find another audience who resonate with you.
- Push one more button and wait until they pick up.
- Increase your prices.
- Reach out to somebody who has grown a business before.
One of my favorite things to watch and support is when people around me do really hard things. I know they can do it and all that is needed is a bit of encouragement and a reminder that they can do hard things. That reminder can be anything from a sticky note, mentor, friend, or family member who knows your homemade boundaries are simply that, homemade.
On the other side of those boundaries are beautiful achievements:
A sense of accomplishment, growth, and the realization that these boundaries were all made up in your head.
Now imagine what else you can do!
So, today, I simply want to remind you (and me) that you can do hard things!