Week 13 - Is Your Success For Sale? Doubt Will Buy Your Dreams.
It's an easy place to go. Deep inside we often make the mistake of turning on a speaker inside us that voices our fears. It whispers "You don't have the right skills. You don't have the right pedigree. You didn't go to the right school. You don't have the right connections. You don't know enough. You aren't ready for this. You can't make that choice, and you certainly don't have what it takes to make your dreams a reality." Just like that, we listen, and we sell ourselves. We trade our dreams for a figment of disillusion.
It happens to me every day and especially today. Somedays it doesn't feel like I have anything interesting to offer. I spend my whole day wondering, thinking, and searching for the right message. I scroll through social media, page through books and take walks to bring on the inspiration. By the end of the day, if there hasn't been a moment of clarity, the internal speaker squeaks on, and I start to think about selling my dreams to doubt. The thing about doubt is it's cheap, it's ubiquitous, and it serves no purpose.
At that moment I have to remind myself the most important thing is to do the work. It's as simple as getting our hands dirty. We have to dig deep and take back the story that is ours.
We can't let our dreams sell for anything less than what we have to offer the world today.
We won't grow any other way.
Until tomorrow friends.