THE NEXT LEVEL ISN’T COMING UNTIL YOU QUIT THE DAMN RESISTIN’
You can journal all you like about what you know you were called for and will ‘one day’ do, but until you actually take ACTION on that shit you’re not going to see anything change.
It might seem like there’s a million and one reasons why you CAN’T action THAT stuff yet – you don’t know how, you’re not ready, you don’t have the right connections, it’s SCARY, blah di blah blah and so on – but let’s get real here for a second:
Success is a motherfucking HABIT, baby.
Habits, if you think about it, are not a fancy thing at all. It’s almost a BORING topic to talk about, except for the fact that the OUTCOMES of building good habits, integrating them into the very blueprint of who you ARE, to where you one day can’t even remember when doing that thing | being that person wasn’t just PART of you, allow you to live a life where you have EVERYTHING you want.
It’s a nice story to tell yourself that YOUR dreams are more complicated, special, ‘big deal’, and really maybe NOT possible, at least definitely not right now, but that’s all it is –
The TRUTH is that what you can see inside of you is not only your dream to dream (you know this!), meaning it is available and allowed for you (you know this!), but also –
(And here’s the kicker | wake up call | bucket of cold water on the head I think you NEED) –
That’s right bitches, if you can see it inside of you it’s YOURS –
God GAVE it to you –
This makes it possible AND allowed (you have permission!) –
AND IT’S AVAILABLE NOW.
This very moment.
As you sit here.
RESISTING LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER AND REFUSING TO DO THE DAMN WORK.
The work, of course, being alllllllllll the work, inside and out. Facing into your shit. SEEING and FEELING that fear and resistance and “OMFG BUT WHAT IF?!” and RAISING it one life lived on purpose; YOURS.
You may well have bought IN to the bullshit inside and also outside of you, telling you that it’s TRUE you can’t have those next level things just yet or be that next level YOU just yet, but I don’t actually believe that you believe that.
I think that deep down, where you’re mostly scared to look even IN your journaling and most private contemplation you fucking know –
That if you were to just GTF over yourself …
That if you were just START …
That if you were to just COMMIT …
That if you were to just act as though you WERE allowed and it was truly DONE …
You could be doing the damn thing –
Being the damn person –
So, here is what you do. Here is what you MUST do. Here is what it’s about fucking TIME to do:
And do the fucking work; the work of being YOU baby, but not this scared and resistant you, the you who is INSIDE of you, like a caged animal, gradually losing hope, as to whether she’ll ever be able to come out and play LIFE.
The next level you, the you who you DREAM of being, the life you LONG to live, the art you’re DESPERATE to put out into the world and know you MUST, but yet you continue to NOT, none of that none of that NONE of that is going to happen until you quit the damn RESISTING, and just get on with it.
And I know –
How scary it IS, truly. I get it. I FEEL it, and you, and God knows I continue to get to lean into it myself, in my life, continually noticing where I’m playing safe, or small, not doing the stuff I know I MUST.
But I also know this –
The pain of facing into it is NOTHING compared with the pain you will endure and are already FEELING, of not doing what you were born to do.
Can you truly bear it, for even one more day, to go to bed with that ache inside of you, that burning, that tearing, the EXHAUSTION of repeatedly not being who you know you are MEANT to be being?
It’s wearing you down.
It’s eating you alive.
It’s draining your soul.
It’s the WORST FUCKING FEELING IN THE WORLD.
So, let’s be honest here today. Let’s face IN. What is it you’re actually scared of?
– The pain of the push? ‘Cause we both know we were BORN to push, if you’ve bought into the myth that the slow life is the one to chase then let’s just get over that now. REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE; you LIKE to create and unleash and hustle and go go GO until you’re not sure if you CAN anymore, but then you DO! That’s where you feel most alive, so why are you HIDING from that; no WONDER you’re getting freaking tired, bloated, lethargic, FAT, inside and out. You’re not meant for the slow lane!
– That you really don’t know if you’ve got what it takes, and what if you FALL? Well, guess what, you’re GONNA FALL. And you know that. And that’s okay. And you know THAT! And, yes, like we already discussed, you DO have what it takes or else you wouldn’t be dreaming that dream. It’s yours. It’s inside of you. It’s allowed. It’s available now. And you KNOW that.
– That you don’t know where to start; you need help or somebody to show you the way? That’s another story baby. The way is shown when you embark on the journey. When you step forward in FAITH. You can’t see the next step without taking the first. Okay? Okay.
Is it –
– That you don’t have time! Or the money! Or the resources! Maybe you need better headshots first, or to lose weight first, or to make a PLAN first? Whatever it is; NO. Any and all of these things are a lie gorgeous. You need nothing to start. You have everything inside of you. You can start now. With what you have. With who you are. With what’s AVAILABLE to you NOW; this is how it’s DONE.
Or is it –
Plain and simple –
Simple and plain –
That you just
To be that person
No matter what
And is it –
That you’re ALMOST almost ALMOST able to believe that the reason you’ve not yet stepped up is for anything other than, well, that –
You’ve just not stepped up.
When I finally put pen to paper, and wrote my first book, after over a decade of saying I was going to be an author, but perhaps a lifetime before that, and people asked me how I finally did it, I could have answered in a million different ways. Habit and consistency was a big part of it. Making space and refusing not to USE said space, daily.
But really? The reason I never wrote the damn book sooner was because I DIDN’T WRITE THE DAMN BOOK SOONER.
The reason I wrote the book in the end was because I WROTE THE DAMN BOOK.
And quit fucking around with your life.
It’s go time NOW.
It’s ALWAYS been.
But one day?
Time WILL run out.
Stop being so cavalier with what you’ve been given.
And get to fucking work.
Don’t forget –
Life is Now. Press Play.