I was listening to an interview the other day with Lisa Nichols about how she rescued herself from a life of poverty to become the successful person she is today.
This is a must watch/listen as there were SO many gold nuggets I couldn’t keep up!
One of the things that stood out was her quote “your conviction and convenience don’t live on the same block.”
What she’s referring to is that most people want the convenience of self-development, without the inconvenience of doing the work it takes to get there.
When you have a strong conviction (goal, mission, vision), you are willing to do what it takes.
Even if it inconveniences you.
She shared many examples of how she was inconvenienced along her journey and it made me reflect on my own.
I’m now a good 17 years in to my journey of self-development and there have been major highs along with major lows.
Since I was little I always knew there was more to life than what I saw around me and more to know than what was being taught.
Learning how to uncover your limiting beliefs, work with your shadow side, confront those parts of you that you’d rather pretend didn’t exist, and release the painful baggage holding you back is HARD.
It ain’t pretty. Many an ugly cry will happen.
You’ll need to scrape yourself off the floor sometimes.
Sometimes you might need to be vulnerable enough to let someone else scrape you off the floor.
There will be times you change so much you’ll feel like you’re dying.
You’ll outgrow friends and partners, and not always willingly.
You’ll have to surrender, let go, and trust it’ll all work out for the best.
You’ll stand at the edge of the ledge, and need to jump off and trust you’ll grow wings and fly.
And at the other side of that is FREEDOM.
CHANGE for the better.
Most people aren’t willing to do the hard yards.
Because it can fuck you up for a bit.
You won’t know what’s real, who your people are, what you’re supposed to be doing with your life.
Most people stand on the ledge with the wind blowing on their face and think that’s enough change.
Find people along the way who’ll support you on your journey.
You’re an important human, and the world needs you to step up.
Your family needs you to step up.
YOU need you to step up.
You’ll be ok because you’ll grow wings and fly.
Love yourself enough to let go and surrender to the change.
Do the work.
I’m here for you if you want support on your journey or don’t know how to start.
You’ve got this, you’re a badass.
Catcha on the flip side,
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