Be Glad You Didn't Give Up
Time & Success Are Social Constructs
I was scrolling on social media and saw a post in a business group that I’m in. It was from someone who shared a visual of their first several years in business.
From memory, I’ve created this very rudimentary rendition of the graph that I saw.
I think this serves as a great reminder for many things:
✨ We never know when something that we’ve poured our heart and soul into will finally take off.
✨ Sometimes success is when you keep showing up time after time, day after day, month after month, and year after year, even when it seems as if no one is listening (as it appears was the case with this person), because you believe in what you’re doing and you know the world needs what you have to offer (and you’re not giving up on your gifts).
✨ We don’t know when our time will be. I’ve seen “graphs” like this that are 1 year in length, as well as 10 years in the making. That’s the hardest part - not knowing when we’ll have that spike.
✨ When we are pulled to do something, it’s for a reason. Don’t doubt that inner voice that is telling you that what you have to offer is something special. Once you truly BELIEVE that it IS special and that the world needs your medicine, I believe things will change for the better.
✨ As I’ve been watching coaches, counselors, and healers grow in their businesses, I have noticed a trend. When they start to believe in themselves, you can see a change - an increase in confidence that draws others in. When this happens, over time, they begin to move into an UNWAVERING* belief in themselves, and this is where the magic happens. They become even more magnetic.
*Note: unwavering doesn’t mean that we don’t go through cycles of imposter syndrome when we are trying new things - we’ll always have bouts of doubt, but they will become smaller and more manageable.
When people begin to do what they love and share their gifts UNAPOLOGETICALLY, they are stepping into themselves and radiating the medicine that the world needs.
I think that this is what we are all desperately craving - to come home to ourselves. We see it when others are doing it, and we want it too.
We can have it. But sometimes it feels difficult because of our conditioning, our society, our childhood wounds, and just the trauma of the human experience.
But these external things (although they may carry a lot of pain) are NOT who we are. These are things that were placed (or thrown, or nailed) upon us by others.
Nothing can touch the beautiful core and essence of who we are. It may be buried, but it is there.
Today, I’m asking you to remove everything that isn’t yours.
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