Starting something new can be daunting or exciting, or both really. If you’re wanting to make your dreams your reality or just wanting to pick up a new hobby but feel hesitant or fearful, I’ve put together some advice of things I have learned throughout my journey. I hope that it gives you the courage to begin.
“If you wait until everything in your life is perfect before you begin something challenging and new, you’ll be waiting forever. The best time is NOW.”– Bill Phillips
Don’t let fear and the desire for optimal conditions hold you back. This has definitely held me back more times than I would like to admit, but realizing this is the first step in shifting away from this mindset. Take a few moments to observe your options and when you’ve found the one(s) you feel the most connection with, take action! They don’t have to be perfect, they don’t have to be elaborate, they don’t have to be this huge pre-determined strategy. Take one action, and then another, and then another. Just start now. You have the power to create whatever you want. You have the power to define the frequency of the space you occupy because you have the power to define your own frequency. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your external world is a reflection of your internal world. So up your frequency, baby, and let your life be a reflection of your dreams.
“Keep your dreams close to your heart, but don’t forget to use your head and feet to take a step towards them.”– Sarahbeth
If your fear is that you aren’t sure you’ll be able to keep creating new content or products then remember this – you are creating in every single moment of your life. Creativity isn’t always drawing, painting or writing, it can be cooking, when you create a new spreadsheet at work, a report, your resume, when you take a picture of something with your phone. Even when you talk or think you are creating. Because, creating is simply bringing something to life that wasn’t there before. Now do you see why this excuse you may have been using to hold you back holds no power? You are capable of creating anything you desire. Exercise your creative muscles and unleash your creative flow by journaling. Letting your thoughts pour out into a safe space allows your mind to wander and create freely, without fear. This will make it easier to create when it comes to your new endeavor because your mind is already accustomed to free flowing thought and ideation.
“We have the power to choose one thought over another. To release the ones that no longer serve us and accept, with open arms, the ones that do.”– Sarahbeth
Most people have this one old story on replay in their mind. But if you’re starting something new it’s necessary to rewrite the damn thing. I’m talking about outcomes. Most people tend to think about the worst that could happen, literally visualizing it and creating a whole narrative around it. I know that I used to do this ALL the time. It’s tiring and got me nowhere. It kept me from starting anything because I was afraid of this worst case scenario outcome manifesting. And no wonder it did, because I manifested it! But, what if you flipped that script and instead thought about the best that could happen, and then visualize that?! An ultimate game changer! Release the old mindsets and thoughts of unfortunate outcomes, and imagine the possibilities of all the best case scenarios for whatever you’re starting.
“You are the best investment you will ever make”– Jenna Black
Seriously, investing in yourself, whether with money or time, is one of the most important things you can do for living your best life. If you’re worried about investing money, know that if you are investing it in something that is of the highest good and for your highest self then the money will come back to you tenfold. I have another post about shifting into an abundance mindset that may serve you if you are looking for some support in this area (click here). Find comfort in knowing that you are infinitely cared for in every situation and season of your life. Release your tight grip on the controls and surrender. Be open to receiving this care and trust in the Universe. Invest money (wisely) in your new business idea or a new camera, invest your time in learning a new skill or hobby. Trust that the Universe will see your action and respond with its own to ensure you are cared for.
“Be proud of how far you’ve come and how far you will go. Be so, so proud.”– Sarahbeth
You are your own unique and beautiful person. You define your worth and no one can take that away from you. Know that your worth is not tied to external factors like a career, a title, the car you drive or your relationship status. Instead of giving away your power to these things, know that your power lies within you. You can forgive yourself for the harsh expectations you have put on yourself. You can love and accept yourself as you are in every moment. This acceptance is a lifelong commitment because you, as a being, are always changing and the things in your life are always changing. But, I promise you’ll experience more joy and peace in committing to this radical acceptance. In doing so, you’ll be able to start any new and challenging desire you have with courage and confidence.
Be brave, be vulnerable, and go for it!
Love & Light,