Why does it take so long for us to trust ourselves?
We have no problem trusting other people.
Using their opinions as our own.
Listening to what they have to say, and putting more weight on it than our own thoughts.
Believing in the doubts.
Piling them on top of our own - amplifying the likelihood of us failing.
Why do we let other people influence our thoughts?
Pretty simply, because it's just easier than actually trying.
It's easier to play small, than to put ourselves out there.
It's easier to stay quiet, than to rise up and voice our true thoughts.
It's easier to sit inside our comfort zone, than to step outside the box - and risk being seen.
But really... is it easier?
All the frustration of knowing we're meant for more.
All the missed opportunities from not speaking up.
All the happiness passing us by because we've chosen to settle for less than we deserve.
Is it actually easier?
Because I know when I was going through all that shit...
I felt lost.
I felt confused.
I felt overwhelmed.
At least, that's what I let myself believe at the time.
Until I realized that everything I needed to know was already inside me.
**Insert eye roll here**
No really, it actually is.
I used to roll my eyes at that statement too.
But then I decided to test this theory out.
I figured, what's the worst that could happen, if I started to actually listen to myself?
To tune in to what I wanted for me.
Not for anyone else.
I asked myself, what would my ideal day look like?
What would I see, hear, smell, taste, touch?
I painted a picture of that perfect day.
And it felt like I was actually standing right there, in the middle of it.
It was so vivid.
It was so obvious.
But we often don't let ourselves dream like that.
Usually, we put a limit on our thoughts.
We break them down by our perceived version of reality.
But there's no reason why you can't actually live the life you're dreaming of for yourself.
It all comes down to how bad you want it.
What are you willing to do to make it happen for yourself?
How many times are you willing to get up after you fall?
What kind of risks are you willing to take, to reap your reward?
How many excuses are you willing to overcome?
How resourceful are you willing to get?
The truth is...
Everything you need to know really is inside you.
And you already have the means to create that life you're dreaming of.
You just have to take one bold action at a time.
And actually try.
Not that half-assed I-gave-up-the first-time-it-didn't-work try.
The real try.
The try where you know you're going to face challenges.
And you know you'll overcome them.
The try where it's a non-negotiable to make it fucking happen.
And start building the life you deserve.
Because when it comes down to it...
It's not just easier than actually trying.
Trying actually just gets easier.