The lie we tell ourselves.
Think you know what it is?
I talk to so many people everyday & I've uncovered a pattern.
When people share and talk about their dreams, or an ideal life, they talk as if it's the worst case scenario to go after something they love. They build up a detailed case against themselves, because they "aren't willing to put their time and energy into something that may (or may not) fail."
They are hooked on to a lie - the lie is that the WORST case scenario is failing at something they love.
To me, this couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, it feels like a bold face lie.
In fact, I would argue you HAVE TO fail at something you love to become successful at it.
The worst case scenario is NOT failing at something you love.
The worst case scenario is NOT giving yourself that full chance you deserve.
The worst case scenario is NEVER truly seeing the life you are capable of creating for yourself.
The worst case scenario IS never going for it, never fully living, never fully uncovering what it is that sets your soul on fire.
As a society, we have believed SO deeply in the lie of the "worst case scenario" that we stop listening to our dreams, we stay in our day jobs, and we carry on our lives.
But, what if we woke up?
What if we deeply understood (not just intellectually) that to not go after our dreams IS the worst case scenario.
When I realized this myself, I had to make some scary leaps.
I left my 9-5 job when I was barely making ends meet in my business.
I went against what ANY OTHER fellow CPA would tell you, and I took from my savings.
I invested in my business.
I hired support - coaches, VAs, you name it.
I went ALL IN on my dreams.
& It was terrifying, I'm not going to lie. & I've never felt more alive, joyful, & emotionally and financially successful in my entire life.
I'm making a successful living doing something that LIGHTS ME UP, keeps me up at night.
I wouldn't have been here without the scary, but quantum, leaps. I wouldn't have been here if I didn't fully grasp the gravity of the situation.
I had to go for it.
If I had failed (& trust me, in the beginning some months felt like I had) at least I would've given it EVERYTHING. The reality is, entrepreneurship is a whole lot of small failures that eventually lead to large successes. However, I kept telling myself, "you could go back to a corporate job, save up, and try again." This kept me going, this reminded me how safe I really was.
What are you willing to do in the pursuit of your dreams?