I recently learned that I have wanted to be a songwriter all along by reading old journals filled with goals. I just wouldn't let myself have the dream. It was buried beneath the belief that I was not good enough. Who was I to want to be a famous songwriter!?
1. Use your imagination to dream a little - what would make your life a 10 in the areas of body, relationship, career, and money?
Now, how could that be even more. How could you share it? What do you see? Who are you talking to? What are you wearing? What do you look like? How does your body feel? Get the details?
2. Ask, what is something you've "always wanted" but never let yourself have?
I wasn't able to do this for myself on my own. I wanted to be a singer / songwriter, but my coach was the first one to say it. I am so grateful that she took that risk with me.
3. Pushing gets a bad wrap.
Even though this was recorded at a time when I was still terrified to play in front of people, I managed to record and post this video. This is the power of will. It can get you pretty far. What it didn't do was allow me to delight in and enjoy my expression. I used to watch this video and think terribly mean things about myself. I felt so much anxiety. So much shame. Now I can listen to this video and love the timber of my voice, the courage I know past Ellen mustered, and consider myself beautiful.
4. Give your dream room to breath. It needs you. We need you. Tell someone you trust about it even if you are totally embarressed by what you make your longing mean about you.
Wouldn't you rather live in a world where people are self actualizing and giving their gifts? Me too.
Compassion + Integrity = Powerful Leadership - What's your vision for the world?