This weeks Burning Question at DanielleLaPorte.com is What Would You Like To Stop.
Hmm, I could probably make a quite extensive list answering this question, which is probably not ideal , is it? So lets just do the Top 3. Yeah, 3 should do it.
Number 1 – Procrastinating. I will stop um-ing and ah-ing over things as simple as sending an email. It is not really the big risk I keep imagining. I will stop over thinking taking the next step – is it the right thing to do? Are they the right person for me? If it feels right, then I need to be all Nike on it’s butt and Just Do It. Leap! It is a Leap Year after all.
Number 2 – Waiting. I hate waiting for the next thing to be done. Once I made the decision to do this, of course I wanted to achieve it all yesterday. As I have said before – I am the Queen of Impatience. I need to fill the waiting time with things I can do. While I wait for designs to be finished or proofs and samples to be sent through, I need to be working on the things I can do by myself like packaging, label designs and Etsy.
Number 3 – Doubting. Doubting I am not far enough along. That I don’t have a clue what I am doing. That I don’t know enough yet to pull this off. That I am not doing this the right way or fast enough. Rather than doubting myself, I may need to start doubting the word Enough. What is enough? How do I measure enough? How about enough is enough and just shut up and get on with it?
I think they all boil down one thing. Confidence. The one thing so many of us girls are struggling with.
Not having the confidence to do this, so I take it one tiny step at a time instead of going full steam ahead, all guns a blazin’. Not believing people would say yes to “just me”. Doubting myself. That I can’t pull off this Big Wild Crazy Dream.
I need to focus on my Word For The Year – this leap year – Courage. And take the leap.