I’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple of years telling myself “It’s going to happen one day. Just keep on prepping and it’ll all come together”. More often than not, I found myself still waiting for that one day. Not from lack of preparation but from fear. Fear of failing. Fear of humiliation. Fear of ridicule. As I started seeing many of my big dreams fading away, I started fearing something different. I started to fear my own inferiority. If life has taught me anything, it’s taught me that I am not inferior. There was nothing out there stopping me from achieving what I wanted other than myself. That is when I decided to make a change.
No more “One Day”. Instead, it’s Day One.
That has a different power to it, doesn’t it? You know what – the universe heard me. Who knew that such a small little change made a huge impact. The minute I stopped waiting for ‘one day’, I started seeing opportunities. These weren’t new opportunities though. I simply started taking more chances and more importantly, trusting in myself a little more. Like I said, my lack of preparation was not the problem. I’m a smart woman. I’m kind & compassionate with a desire to connect with people. Why couldn’t someone like me achieve everything she wanted? I think I finally realized that whatever comes, I can handle it thoughtfully and with intention. Hell yes, I had the tools for that already. I didn’t need to have all the answers before I could start. I started to approach each day as Day One starting in 2019. Two months into it, I’ve met some amazing, motivating and downright inspirational people. I started opening new doors. I started tackling every uncomfortable situation with a deep breath and a determination to face it head on. I’m going to start being comfortable being uncomfortable.
I was told a long time ago to “Embrace My Fears”. Whether it’s out on a Spartan field, jumping out of a plane or pursuing a dream, it’s in your fears where you’ll learn something about yourself. It’s in your fears where you can change and grow. My most amazing experiences have come at the heels of fear. On Day One, I acknowledged more fears than I realized I had. Then I made them my strengths. 2019 has been a lot of hard work but I’m already a better version of myself. I’m no where near where I want to be but I’m a lot closer to it than a couple month ago.
So ask yourself, are you waiting for One Day or is this your Day One?