Part 5: AFFIRMATION
Now that you have DISCOVERED your inner passion you need to start believing it. Make it your mantra. If you have a Facebook Profile go to your home page and where it asks what you are doing now, write, “I am writing a book.” “I am planning a trip to Greece.” “I am training for a marathon.” When people start asking you what you’ve been up to, start responding affirmatively, “I am starting to pursue a career in Publishing.” “I am learning how to play guitar.” If you like to tweet, go on Twitter and let everyone know, “Today, I came up with my plan to start my own glass blowing business.”
Believe me I know it’s not easy. It’s not easy to put yourself out there; it’s not easy to put time into your own passions; it’s not easy to follow-through. It’s taken me quite a bit of time to come this far. And interestingly enough, it was my 8 year old daughter that most recently gave me the push. She asked me what she was going to do when she grew up and I told her I don’t even know what I want to do and I already am grown up. But that gave me the wake-up call that I had to start moving forward again.
Keep the faith in yourself – that’s half the battle. And just keep pushing forward. It’s time to re-discover your inner passion. Don’t wait another three, five, ten years. You can start to re-define yourself today and move toward a more fulfilled you. One step at a time, but let’s take that first step. There’s a line in one of the songs I wrote for my children that says, “The best gift I can give to you is belief in yourself, belief you can do anything.” And I’m right here with you, taking the steps, too. It’s time to RECOVER your sense-of-self. What do we have to lose?