In the last year and a half, my need for self improvement has been like a drug, something I crave and continue to want more of. Though I'd be lying if I said it was easy or constant at times. .
While the desire is always there... there is an ebb and flow...
Some days or weeks it burns like 🔥 deep in my soul and challenges me to step outside my comfort zone... while other times, I let myself be overwhelmed by what I don't know, what "feels" too big, what's not certain and most of all, by what scares me.
In those moments, when I lack confidence, what I'm actually doing is letting myself become small, to be limited and to care more about failure than I do about having the strength and heart to do the things that set my soul on fire, that are intricate parts of who I am entirely. .
I am a creative person by nature and yet sometimes I forget that I don't always have to color within the lines, that sometimes growth comes in being bold. .
My world is not often quiet and my head even less so, but today I sat down, put my feet up and continued a book I had started a while ago.
Sometimes... we need to be reminded that we're so much more than the titles we lay claim to easily, that there's passions we want to dive into if only we push passed fears, make sacrifices, be more intentional and trust that we have all that we need to dream big. .
I used to look at books like this and think, "Ugh, these books are all the same story". What I didn't know was that my view was small minded.
As I finished this book, that now bares many highlighted sentences, I realize that sometimes, we need to read the stories of others, to help us see a little clearer, to feel encouraged that our dreams are worth dreaming but it's in sharing your truth and taking action in your dreams that continue your growth.... and that despite the growing pains, it's a million times worth it💗