When I was in high school I would compare myself to my class mates. I would say to myself “she is really creative“, “he is really awesome at playing the guitar” or “she is a really great writer” …What’s your thing Danika? What are you good at?
Looking back now, I put so much pressure on myself to figure it all out… You know figure out who I was meant to be for the rest of my life and what I was meant to do.
Sometimes people discover what they are truly passionate about earlier on in life and for some it takes longer, and that’s ok.
Unfortunately, many of us find ourselves at a stage in life where we’re struggling to identify what it is we truly want.
I always wanted to write, however I constantly compared myself to others and told myself I couldn’t and that I wasn’t good enough. So for a long time fear got in the way of me doing something I was incredibly passionate about.
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”
So, I guess deep down we all know what we want…sometimes we’re scared and fearful we are going to fail, so we lock up our deepest desires and throw away the key, because it’s easier right?
Yes…But. When I got the courage to start writing Her Bright Ambition, I realised that I was standing at the beginning of something that I had insane bright faith in.
The feeling was like holy-cow, this is ahh-mazing, I can’t stop smiling, holy shit, yes yes, yes, oh my God!
And, my pen didn’t leave the paper for a while.
The power of being crystal clear of what you want and not letting your fear get in the way, is incredible.
So, be honest about what you want AND take consistent action to get what you want. The key is in finding clarity & courage.
Only we can decide who we want to be and what we want to do in our lives.
…No one else.
Look at your life as a blank canvas, only you can paint it with the colours you desire. You’re what makes you different.
It’s up to you to create an authentically empowered life that you adore. You just have to have the courage to live it.
Has your fear of failure or rejection got in the way of you unlocking one of your deepest desires? Share your story in the comments below.
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