Transitioning into a new career is wonderful, exhilarating and fun, especially since I know without a doubt it is so very right for me. There are a few challenges however - the first one being...BIG GULP....creating a website.
Now, I can do many things but create a website? It is so far out of my realm it is not even funny... it’s like telling the cat “hey, if you want to eat, there is the can opener.” So what have I done about it? I have resisted at every turn. I have done everything but actually create the website. Even when I KNOW I need to do it, that it is really important I get it done. Every day when I go to bed it is nagging at me... I SHOULD have done it today... and I shudder thinking I HAVE to do it tomorrow. This has happened for longer than I care to admit.
So while I was out on a long walk today trying to avoid what I ‘should’ be working on - my mind kept chewing on the word ‘conversations’. By this I mean who we talk to and in what manner; Do we engage in conversations with others that serve, that actually make a difference? Or do our conversations fuel negativity or our own ego?
As I was pondering this, it suddenly hit me.. BAM! ... my conversation with myself was a disempowering one. I saw that I have been stuck in "I shoulda coulda woulda" and "I need to" and I know I don't want to live there. Just seeing this for one moment allowed me to give it some space. And with that, I realized that I WANT to create my own website and I WANT to actually learn how to build it instead of depending on others to do it for me. Most importantly - I WANT to launch! What a sense of relief my whole body and mind felt once I hit upon this. I even had a stirring of excitement in regards to learning a new skill.
So while I am working on my website… yes, really!!.. I want to ask you: where are your conversations with yourself today?
Are you beating yourself up over things you “should” be doing?
Can you turn your thoughts ever so slightly, enough to cause a shift that turns your shoulds into at least a doable want?
Is there a place in your life where you can be better served by getting your inner critic out of your way?
Maybe just start with being kind to yourself today. After all, life and maybe some delightful walks are out there waiting for you.