My life has moved so fast since last December, sometimes my head spins. I left a secure job in the non-profit sector and started a new company with another power mom. I teamed up with a dear friend and blogger to form Momz Share. And, oh yeah, I’ve started training for the New York City Marathon.
Hectic much? Kinda.
People often ask me how I “do it all.” Honestly, I’m not really sure how to answer that question. I know that for me, what I choose to do doesn’t feel like WORK. It is, well…FUN. “Doing it all” in this case is the same as breathing and SMILING.
I recently had a striking conversation with a childhood pal about her passions. She wanted so badly to step out and make her dream a reality. She is just not happy at this stage of her life. Now, I’m not exactly qualified to give business advice, being a novice myself, but I do know a couple of things about blazing your own trail and taking a chance.
“The secret of making something work in your life is first of all,
the deep desire to make it work,
then the faith and belief that it can work,
then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness
and see it working out step by step,
without one thought of doubt or disbelief.”
– Eileen Caddy
If there is something you want so badly that you can taste it, then I believe that you owe it to yourself to take a chance. Just TRY. Sure you will be scared. Terrified, even.
Yeah, risks are scary. No doubt about it. But think of how you will feel if you DON’T make a move. If you don’t even make an attempt. Regret is the worst feeling of all.
I encourage you to write down you innermost goals and start your action plan. Ignore the insecure girl inside of your head and make your own opportunities. Take a risk. Making your dream a reality is so worth it!
Career girls will appreciate this book: Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do – Kate White