Last night I came across Patricia’s impromptu paper project and I intended on sharing the beauty and intricacies of the lines and small crevices with you today but as I began to write about it something deeper developed.
Patricia just did it.
She picked up her Xacto knife without fear and created a marvelous paper cube. She let nothing hold her back and allowed her true self to shine through.
This is what I need…to just do. I recently had an email conversation with Jess from Make Under My Life after reading her letter to small businesses and it instantly hit me like a ton of bricks. I know what’s keeping me from reaching my goals and moving my business along…it’s me. I need to just do. I need to stop reading every blog, forum, and e-book that I think will give me a quick answer on how to achieve my goals. I need to stop comparing myself to other companies and designers and beat myself up as to why I’m not quite there yet. Because you know what? I will be. Not I think I will or I hope to be…but I WILL. I will reach my goals and surpass them. I will not let fear dictate what I do or who I contact. I have learned all that I can absorb right now and it’s time to put my plan into action. It’s time to take those goals I’ve written down in my planner and stop staring at them and just go for it.
I’ve mentioned Thoreau’s quote before but I’ll mention it again:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.
It’s time to live the life I was destined to live and it’s time for you to do the same. Do you have goals that you were too scared to tackle? What’s holding you back? Why haven’t you reached for them? Jot down your thoughts and create baby steps to get you where you want to be. There’s nothing keeping you from them except… you.