What is holding you back?

              So, what is the hold up?  What are you waiting on?  What is your excuse for not moving forward?  We all have them.  A rolodex of excuses and reasons why right now is not the time to ____________.  It is easy to convince ourselves to not take action.  Today I am going to tell you that now is the time to do it!  Whatever it is that is weighing you down and holding you back this is your sign to move forward.  Last week we made vision boards at our house.  A simple yet effective tool that many successful people use to help keep them motivated and their focus on the task at hand.  Did mine look like a 3rd grader did it in a hurry – yes, yes it does.  Does my husbands look like an art project to be displayed, again yes.  That is ok because it brought to our minds the goals and rewards we are wanting to achieve and a reminder everyday what we are working towards. 

            What is your inner voice telling you everyday?  Is it positive and helpful? Or is it negative and bringing you down?  We are our biggest cheerleader or our biggest obstacle depending on what we tell ourselves daily.  If we could all be like this little girl we would go out into the world and be driven to reach our goals.  Changing our inner voice to be positive and uplifting is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. 

            Again, I ask what is holding you up?  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  What is the worst that can happen?  You get a rejection?  Who in this world has not had a rejection?  Do you know how many rejections John Grishman or JK Rowling had before they were published?  A no is not always a no.  Sometimes it is a not right now or not this particular one.  We need to have faith in our process, our dreams, and our abilities.  Starting today do yourself the greatest thing you can do for yourself and change your inner voice to one of positivity and self love.  Be mindful of what you are saying to yourself.  This also will eventually translate into how you allow others to talk to you and what you take away from those around you. 

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