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My first job at the university newspaper was to write the back page of the next edition. What? I’d signed up for layout.
Still, I felt obligated. I remembered seeing this mini-poster showing all the grammatical uses of the ‘F’ word. You know, noun, verb, adjective, adverb etc. with examples. I was still a teenager. I took the risk. Next week it was all over campus.
It was confusing. I was proud because the risk paid off. I was even told it was the best page of the whole paper.
But I’d let myself down.
I knew I wanted to do layout because I was too scared to write. The ‘F’ word page was lazy and a stupid protest for not being given the layout gig.
I wish I knew then what I know now. Instead, I quit.
We usually don’t have the luxury of quitting our jobs when we’re adults. But we do have the luxury of kidding everyone around us that ‘it’s all good’. The truth is, even when you look like a success you know when you’re failing yourself.
You can keep yourself from really doing what you want to be doing for a very long time. If not FOREVER!
You might be letting fear get in your way: That inner critic or voice inside your head warning you about the worst-case scenario, telling you that you’re not good enough, you’re not up to the task, it’s too late.
You might be having trouble making a firm decision. You’re not sure what you should be doing. You don’t know how to start. You don’t know where to start.
You might be having trouble focusing. The shiny object syndrome. So, you don’t follow through and stick with it when the going gets tough… all the way to success.
Stop letting yourself down. Book a strategy call with me now and let me map out plan to get you doing what you want to be doing.