Today we welcome a new contributor to the coots! Some female cantankerousness should be good for us.
She goes by the moniker Gurl, is on twitter @southrngurl6489, and is in reality, Jen Jinright! Check out her blog at http://www.gurls-asylum.us/
Take it away Gurl!
So many people I know, myself included, have a million excuses as to why they can’t reach their dreams. Their dreams may even be something smallish, like getting a moderately priced item that is a need.
Why, oh, why do we sabotage ourselves with excuses when we should be looking for how we CAN instead of why we CAN’T? Its nothing more than fear. Why not give yourself a big self esteem boost and face that fear head on…and beat it? Even if you don’t reach your dream, you will learn from the attempt. Then the next time you can avoid the mistakes you made the first time..and the second time…and the next time. If you keep trying, you will eventually get there.
What fears are holding YOU back? When will you decide you want the life you dream of instead of what others think you “should” want? When will you make that first baby step to finding out that dreams can and do come true?
I made my first step about a month ago, and I’ve not looked back. I know I have a long, hard row to hoe. However, I also know I can and will succeed. I am giving myself no other choice, which I believe to be key in reaching your dreams. Giving your self permission to make mistakes but NOT permission to give up (unless you find that dream really doesn’t suit you, of course).
Take that first step today! Stop making excuses and look for the reasons why you can and will find the dream you’ve been hiding from for so long. Then think about what steps you need to get there, so you can take the next step tomorrow, and the third step the next day..and so forth, until you reach that mountain top. I’ll be the one cheering for you along the way 😉 Otherwise…you will always be a loser, and you don’t want that do ya?