It is going to be a great day! Today, I get the opportunity to work with my coaching mentor. WAIT...NO, I don't get to, I am making the choice to work with my mentor who is guiding me to be a better, more effective coach.
I have decided to stop settling - I desire a shift and I am going to do whatever I need to do to make it happen.(And I have to tell you that this is A LOT out of my comfort zone.) We, as women and mothers, are conditioned to put ourselves last., as if sacrificing our comfort, desires and goals somehow makes us BETTER & STRONGER women and mothers. What a mistake!
I have to tell you...learning tools and techniques that effectively move me towards the life I want to live makes me stronger. Being shown the path that has already been blazed by someone who has walked my journey, makes me stronger. Believing I am totally understood, makes me stronger. Knowing I am not alone, makes me stronger. Gaining new clarity on my own situation, makes me stronger.
Yes, I was hesitant about letting my armor down and opening up. My doubts about myself lie deep behind the walls I have built to protect them from being seen by others...I mean, after all, if I have doubts I am not strong, right? Reality is, those doubts were not hidden that far out of the way - they were real stumbling blocks on the path to the life I wanted.
The reason that I am so excited today...The reason I drove 7 hours instead of flying to save money... The reason I put stuff on the garage sale site and babysat to earn more money...The reason I made extra meals and put them in the freezer for my family...The reason I am pushing myself out of my comfortable little box is because I know that I am meant for more! I need to change my beliefs and attitudes of what a good mom is and of what strong means. I need to get out of my own way and Make the Change I want in my world!
Honestly, I have never felt this strong. And what I find the funniest is that I thought being strong meant you should be able to handle it on your own - when in fact choosing to ask for support and to be around like-minded people has made me feel like the true Wonder Woman. A win for me, a win for my family and a win for my world!
So...my question for you is are you settling or are you doing whatever it takes to make the change you want in your world? I challenge you to find ways to make it happen. Have a vision and go for it! I want you to feel like Wonder Woman too!