I posted a question on Facebook this morning asking this question:
I have a question for you... If you could go back in time, knowing what you know today with the opportunity to talk to your 10 year old self, what advice would you give yourself?
As I sit here looking out over the Pacific Ocean, it is so easy for me to share my answer to this question. My answer was this, "stop being afraid and stop believing that you don't matter! You will grow up to bring a positive influence to others and your strength will empower many people."
Ever since high school, I wanted to be a teacher; to bring knowledge into the lives of others that would inspire and motivate them. Have you ever heard the term, “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know?” As a teenager, I thought the only way I could accomplish this would be as a teacher standing in front of a classroom of students, imparting wisdom on the chalkboard. Here was my limiting belief about that dream, “I did not have the grades or the money to go to college. How could I ever be a teacher?”
I had no way of knowing that I would “grow up” to be a published author, motivational speaker, and success coach for women!
As a teenager, I had a dream but no belief that it would happen. As I got older, my belief in myself grew in ways I could not have foreseen. As an adult, my dream grew but I had no idea how I could manifest my desire. It turns out, my desire became my passion and my passion became my reality!
There came a point in my life when I had to stop being “less than” so others could be “more than.” I had to stop listening to what the nonbelievers in my life would tell me and start believing in myself and the people who believed in me. I have always known that I have a strong Inner Strength and the day that I finally stepped into my power was the day that I started living my passion.
What is your dream? What is your limiting belief that your dream will never come to fruition? What can you do, right now, this very minute, to start a New Beginning in your thought process to start living your dream?
Do you SUPPRESS your dreams to the point that you become DEPRESSED? Does the depression keep you from who you were put on this earth to be?
Jack Canfield calls big dreams a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal!!!). What is your BHAG? Just as Glinda, the good witch told Dorothy, “You have always had the power to go home. You simply had to wait until you believed it for yourself!”
By Nancy Mueller
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