How do you know when you’re done? When it’s time to move on? Sometimes it’s an impulse where the universe steps in and screams at us, like my United flight disaster. Other times you spend time thinking through your decision. But no matter how ready we believe we are, it is tough to let go of the past and our comfort zone. We don’t like feeling incompetent. Our fears too often get in the way.
What scares the living day lights out of you and why will you do something about it today? Is it that you are “just not good enough,” “not ready,” or is that “you will fail and embarrass yourself?” What’s your story and what can you do about it? What’s holding you back?
When we start investing in ourselves and there is no program to do so, it’s a conscious decision each of us makes. Even if we decide to stay with where we are, we need to acknowledge that we don’t want to change. The point is not how many times we end up trying. We may call it failing. We may fear looking foolish or ridiculous. The truth is that no one really keeps count except for us. Our best decisions, the ones that we never regret, come from listening to ourselves. How many times have you told yourself that you always need to trust your gut? And the really tough question is are you doing it for yourself or someone else? Being human gets noticed.