Most people I meet have some change they’d like to make in their life.
The focus of said change might vary from their career, marriage, friendship, the number of vacations taken a year, etc., but the reasons for not making change are always the same.
“I don’t know if I can do it.”
I don’t know if I can make money doing something different. I don’t know if I can leave. I don’t know if I can run a company. I don’t know if I can stand up for myself. I don’t know if I’m strong enough, tough enough or smart enough to do this.
I hear these sentiments from women across the country during my workshops with working mothers, but they are not new thoughts to me. I’m intimately familiar with those debilitating delusions because they plagued my mind and dampened my motivation for years.
I stayed in a job, situation and life that wore me down for one reason and one reason only. I didn’t know if I could create a better one.
I wanted to work fewer hours, but I didn’t know how to do it. I wanted to become an entrepreneur, but I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to share my struggles with other women, but I didn’t know if anyone would listen.
“I don’t know if I can do it” and all the excuses that surround that sentiment are paralyzing thoughts. Sure, you can dream of a better life, an easier life, all you want. But if you don’t believe you can achieve that life, then guess what? You’ll never achieve that life.
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