Who says you can’t __________________?
How do you fill in the blank?
I’ll tell you mine…. please tell me yours.
For the last 6 months or so I’ve been on a rollercoaster trying to bring a passion project of mine to life. At times I’m crackling with energy and overflowing with self-belief. I’m tingling with excitement (think: going up the steep part of the coaster) I reach the top and my vision is clear, I can see the path forward and I’m almost breathless in anticipation.
Then the plunge happens; uncertainty and fear descend on me. My insides are turned upside-down. My inner voice is screaming ‘You can’t make a difference in women’s lives, women who don’t even know you. You can’t help other women be more courageous. You think you’re qualified – where’s your degree in courage???”
So, who says I can’t do it?
I say I can’t.
I say I shouldn’t.
I say I’d be better off sticking to what I know for sure.
Perhaps it’s the same for you.
I’m flipping the script. I’m changing the words. I’m getting more comfortable.
Words count. Especially those we tell ourselves.
Who says I can’t do it?
No one. I can and I will do it.