As much as I hate to admit it…I have not become the success that I thought I would have been by now. I haven’t given up, and I’ll never give up but the older I get the more a realized that for some reason I’ve subconsciously been waiting for permission to do great things and have a lot of subconscious limiting beliefs.
I always felt too young or inexperienced to do the things that my peers were doing and would constantly be shocked, proud and a little jealous when someone my age or younger than me achieved great things.
I always felt like I was not ready, not old enough, don’t know enough or plainly – that I just wouldn’t be able to do it.
All of these feelings probably stem from a deep-rooted fear of failure – something we all know we shouldn’t have if we want to be successful.
Your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.
It’s really hard to be confronted with this because I’ve always thought that I can do anything – I really did – but I guess I just never actually believed it 100% – those darn limiting beliefs!
I think I believe it 95% but it’s that 5% that takes the effort, the go-getter-never-quit-til-you-get-it attitude that I was lacking.
I’ve tried my hand at many things in my life, and I don’t think that it’s a bad thing to experiment.
I find comfort in knowing that even though I’m getting older and haven’t achieved the level of success I want – there are many people who didn’t find success until much later in life like J.K Rowling and Morgan Freeman.
Now that I’m reflecting on this, I don’t know if taking solitude in this is a good thing or if it’s something that is still keeping me at the level that I’m at because I think that there’s still time.
And there is still time, but if I continue to sit around waiting to be ready, to be old enough, to know enough to have the confidence that I need to believe in myself and know that I’ll be successful – then that day will never come.
There has to be a time in your life when you say F&%^ it and put your eyes on the prize. And don’t stop until you get there. GRIND. In the true sense. DO it every day – consistently. Until it becomes normal to you. Don’t stop until you achieve your goal.
If what you’re doing isn’t working, evaluate and pivot. You don’t have to ride a bad idea out until bankruptcy but you should put your all into it then pivot and adjust the plan when necessary.
You need to take a minute and evaluate where you are in your life right now.
Are you happy with yourself? Could you do more? Do you want to do more? Are you walking in your light and purpose?
If not, what can you do to start taking steps to live your life on purpose? When you live your life with purpose, you will start making more money than you could ever imagine.
The Intentional Life Creation Course – Alignment Is The New Hustle course by Jennifer Willemsen has taught me how to live my life as my true self, clear blocks (limiting beliefs), how to manifest my dreams and desires and make more money.
I’m not saying that I haven’t been successful in my life. I’m proud of myself and everything that I’ve done, but I’m ready to get to the next level in my life.
I want to live a life I’m proud of, create content I’m proud of and become like the people that I admire. I don’t want to live life on the sidelines anymore.
I’m giving myself permission to do it. To grind for it. To work harder when all I want to do is sleep. To get it. To acheive my dreams.
You may already know this, but it’s just like losing weight – you know what to do, but do you do it?
You need to have your own “AHA” moment where something inside of you clicks and you work until you reach your goal. You stop eating cookies until that weight it is gone. No days off until you’ve achieved the goal.
No days off until you reach the success you want.
Before you can even do this, you need to know what you want.
The Alignment course really helped me gain clarity and focus on my life and what I truly wanted – not what other people told me I wanted/needed to be successful.
For a really long time in my life, well honestly, ALL of my life, I haven’t known what I want to do. I was always jealous of people who know what they want to do and then do it.
I’ve always been creative, not a book person. But I’ve always craved having a clear career direction like other people got from studying for something (like nursing) and then getting a career in that field (becoming a nurse).
It’s a clear path to career success.
For me, it was never like that.
I’ve tried baking, youtube, photography, wedding planning, fashion event planning, fitness and probably more lol.
But as you can see, I’ve never stuck with any of them long enough to be successful at it.
I think it’s because I never had a true pull to any of them or a strong enough why to stick with it and make it work.
The self-doubt and limiting beliefs said, “What if I waste all my time, energy and resources into this and fail?” These thoughts were always at the back of my mind and stopped me from taking the leap and doing it for real, for real.
This is what I’m talking about – that fear and self-doubt have stopped me from achieving my greatness.
It stopped me before I could even really start.
And now that I’ve reflected, on this, I want to make a change. I’m committing to my success and I won’t stop until I get it.
I really can’t explain how much this amazing course has impacted my life and has helped me align my goals and my life with actionable steps.
I started taking this blog seriously in January. I changed the theme, I bought some expensive courses, I’ve read SO much to learn about how to be successful in blogging.
I’m going to become a successful blogger and honestly, if it’s something you’ve been thinking about, read this guide on how to start your blog.
Since taking the blog seriously in January, I’ve already made a few hundred dollars online.
Now I know that that’s nowhere near enough to retire from, BUT I only have an audience of fewer than 2000 people per month. Blogs that make real bank have over 25000 up to millions of visitors per month.
This proves that it doesn’t matter how big your readership is, you CAN make money. And once you get the hang of this whole blogging thing you can really start to make BANK!
I’ve had so many AHA moments during these past few months in this blogging journey.
I have a clear “why”, I know how to monetize and I learn something new every day.
I believe that if you’re willing to work and if you have something you want to share with the world, you should have a blog and then also create a Youtube channel to go along with it.
I’m starting with the blog because I don’t want to learn how to edit video and deal with all that, but eventually, I’ll get there too because monetizing on Youtube means an extra stream of income!
What’s been stopping you from living your dreams and being successful?
Why do we live lives we don’t want to live?
How can we stop relying on money and start truly living in our purpose?
These are all things that we should really take the time to think about and strive to do.
Many people who have lots of money are still unhappy because they lack purpose and fulfillment. Money can’t buy you happiness and at a certain point, money loses it’s value when you have a lot of it.
I mean think about it, the more you work for something, the more you value it. And when money just becomes paper to you, then what are you living for?
This is where purpose comes in. Where giving back and doing something that is for others.
We can’t just live for ourselves. We need to help others, give back and do more.
If you need help with understanding your life, values, how to stop limiting beliefs and manifesting success in your life, I highly recommend checking out the Alignment Course.
It’s truly helped me so much and I know it’ll help you too!
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