This post is 100% completely inspired by Courtney from Be More With Less
Courtney had this awesome email from last year that I have saved in my inbox for the past six months. I didn’t delete it. I didn’t archive it. I didn’t stick it into an electronic folder to be forgotten.
I kept it in my inbox, knowing it was important, and that when I had an opportunity, I wanted to write a post about it.
Courtney’s email talked about exploring crazy ideas and about how we have them, but tend to dismiss them. She wrote about the crazy ideas she had (she thought they were crazy at first) but then she thought about them, and followed through with them.
“Wouldn’t it be crazy if we downsized and sold our house” she thought. And guess what? Her and her husband sold their 2,000 square foot house and downsized and moved into a 700 square foot apartment.
“Wouldn’t it be crazy if I dressed with only 33 items for 3 months” she also theorized. And voila! Project 333 was born and it is utilized all over the world!
Courtney lists several other examples of how “wouldn’t it be crazy” sounded exactly that at first but ended up fulfilling so much more that what she thought possible. She asked her readers to think about things differently and see the possibilities in what could potentially be life changing opportunities.
Because the truth of the matter is, we are the absolute best when it comes to battering our own self-esteem. We see flaws in ourselves that no one else sees. And to be honest, sometimes those flaws are just figments of our imagination. We brutally attack our own strengths and tell ourselves that we could never do the thing we really want to do, because we simply aren’t worthy.
Pay attention to your self-talk.
You are not flawed. You are exquisite.
You are worthy.
If there is something in your life that you want to accomplish, I am here to tell you that you can make that happen. Don’t say “I could never…”
And you can. Challenge yourself and disregard those “nevers”.
Courtney had a list in her email for contemplation:
Think about this list. Is fear holding you back? Is there something you want to change?
Is there a way for you to remove the word NEVER from your vocabulary and start moving towards your goal?
YOU CAN DO IT!
Turn “I could never” into “Guess what I just did!” and “Wow! I am so proud of myself that I accomplished that!”
You. Can. Do. It.