It’s easy to get side tracked when we keep focusing on what everyone around us is doing. It’s also easy to want to bite off more than you can chew. By remaining too focused on social media, it can often give us the feeling that we are not being productive enough, and we need to achieve more.
Having a goal, a dream, ambition is wonderful and they make life colourful, rich and exciting. However, it can be very easy to take too much on too soon before we are ready.
It can also be easy to feel lost amongst the million and one big goals you have committed to.
So, I want to encourage you to take a step back, breathe in and out deeply, and appreciate all that you have gone through to get this far. Trust that you are good enough, that you don’t have to be a huge celebrity or a social media icon or well known influencer right now to make a positive difference. You matter already as you are, today in this very moment. You make a difference to those around you, and when you enter or leave a room, your presence (or lack of) is felt.
Today, no one might read my blog, but I know that with the right patience, time and with dedication as I continue to grow it, it will grow with me.
The point is, continue to do what you love and what makes you happy anyway, but do it at your own pace, enjoy the journey and focus on the baby steps. Don’t worry about the rest of the pack or the herd. Light your own path, and let them follow in their own time, when ready. And if they don’t follow, that’s okay too.
As one of my favourite motivational Gurus, Jay Shetty says, and I paraphrase, “If you want to achieve a big dream, first live out the smaller version of that dream. If you want to be an actress in Hollywood for example, sign up for local productions and work on local sets to see how it really feels. Because it isn’t always glamorous and there is a tonne of hard work that goes into it that many do not see. If you want to perform around the world, do mini gigs where you are, and sign up for one or two shows in a new city and take it from there.”
It’s all about baby steps, which collectively grow into big steps 🙂
Are you ready boots? Start walking!