So this new journey has terrified me to the verge of stopping multiple times since conceiving Technically Denise. What if it fails, what if no one likes it, what if I don’t like it, what if I don’t know where to look for an answer, what if…, what if…, what if……. I obviously could go on and on with the worry and anxiety that petrifies me.
I honestly would have stopped after the first “what if” moment just a few months ago, but life has changed since then (I will definitely tell this story a different day). I am stronger now, more determined, and 100% living my life. As they say in The Shawshank Redemption, “get busy living or get busy dying.” And that is exactly the approach I have taken this year, and I have to say, so far, this has been the BEST year of my life!
My “what if” moments no longer control me, but I control me. But I am still being haunted by the “what if”s, even right now, as I explore this new terrain. I may be a fairly technical person, but am a newbie in the world of blogging and social media and feel I am in WAY over my head. I mean, I have never used Twitter and yet here I am learning for the sake of inspiring as many people as possible (THAT IS YOU, my friend 😉). Every time I have a “what if” moment, I fight the urge to throw my hands in the air (where is that remote when I need it!) and instead take a deep breath and break the obstacle into smaller portions, focusing on just one aspect. When it still is too overwhelming, I do take a break (did I finally find that remote?). And when that still does not work, I shut it down for the day and give myself the grace to stop and pick it back up at a later time. I mean, I started, so that is something, right? I give myself a gold star or some chocolate, you know, whatever makes you feel rewarded, and then, pick it back up later. This could be a day, week, month, whatever I need, and that is okay. I work hard on focusing on my accomplishments instead of all the things still undone, because, seriously, I am one step closer to my goal just by starting. I can do this and so can you!
What is it that you want to accomplish today? Maybe you won’t reach all of your goals, BUT you are still a little closer just for having started and that is worth a celebration! Celebrate you today! And “what if” it is the best decision ever?
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