Last week I released a few videos, and one was about courage. It’s a theme for me right now, as I’m prioritizing authenticity and sharing what has been on my mind for a while.
One phrase that has really stuck with me from the personal development event I went to is that we’re so afraid of the pain of playing big, but the pain of playing small is just as bad, if not worse. The hard times, the tragic times, the sadness… it all serves as a reminder that anything can happen at any time. Too many people walk around too scared to do something, say something, or go somewhere.
Why shouldn’t you do what it takes to be happy in this exact moment?
Sometimes playing big feels so hard because we don’t know how to get where we want to go. There might be a big gap between who you are this second, and who you really, truly want to be. Sometimes the gap is inspiring, sometimes it’s incredibly frustrating. I totally get it- sometimes I’d see other people accomplishing big things or truly living a life filled with so much generosity and goodness, and I would start crying because I knew I could be that type of person, but wasn’t yet.
Knowing that it’s a process, I can’t stress enough how helpful it can be to focus on each individual step. And as you take each step, don’t forget to celebrate.
Each step you make deserves appreciation, because the small steps are actually so big in accomplishing your goals. For me, a small step might be releasing a new video, even though I’m terrified I don’t look good enough or don’t have enough new, helpful information to share.
If it helps give you the motivation to celebrate, think of it this way. You’re never at the top of the staircase. Even when you hit one goal, which might be the highest you think you can go, you’ll still have a new goal. As humans, we’re always growing. So it’s literally always about the process.
I hope this helps give you some inspiration to play big, celebrate often and enjoy every step along the way.