March 9, 2017

How I Learned to Stop being Scared of my Own Light.


Last night, during a basketball halftime show, there was a man who I learned is a professional Simon Says-er.

Yes, that game we played at summer camp as a kid. He has a website and everything.

We are living in an extraordinary time. If you’re reading this, it’s highly like that you have the opportunity to do whatever the f*ck you want.

Have you ever thought of something you really wanted to do, like really wanted to do? Whether a new career path, a new product, or a new creative venture, and thought:

“Why should I be successful at this? It’s been done before. There’s no money in this. I have nothing to offer. Why me? I probably just shouldn’t even begin to try because my logical brain can’t think up of enough reasons why I should get x, y, and z.”

Today, I want us to challenge that thought.

Why you?

Why not you?

Why should we not be successful?

Why should we not be the next one to make our own rules and reinvent an industry?

Why should we not be the next one to hustle and make it work?

Why should we not quit living from a place of scarcity, scared of our own light?

This doesn’t mean we get to sit around fluffing our own ego, visualizing our success, and expecting it to land in our laps—I can assure you this will not work. We always have to put in the work, but in order to take that first step and get out of our own way so we have the space to succeed, we have to first believe it to be possible.

Because why not?

We are perfectly capable, inspired, extraordinary individuals—just like everyone else.

We all have 24 hours in a day. 

We might fail, and that’s okay. Everyone fails.

But we also might succeed in ways we never could have imagined.


Author: Annabelle Blythe

Image: Gratisography

Editor: Nicole Cameron

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