Committing to a new venture can be exciting, exhilarating, and downright scary.
I’m not talking about one foot in and one foot out kind of commitment. I’m talking full commitment, like ready to do whatever it takes to make this thing happen.
When you’re at this point, you will find that your thoughts and your thoughts alone will ultimately make you or break you.
You will ride the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and every hill and valley in between.
You will start reading and watching everything you can get your hands on to help you succeed.
Despite all you’ve learned, you will occasionally despair over all you still don’t know.
In the past, my thoughts were always my downfall. Not my skill level. Not my ability to learn and master new skills. But my own self-limiting thoughts.
And I’m not talking momentary bouts of hesitation or fear, or even self-doubt.
I’m talking the toxic ruminating and globalizing.
The endless cycle of telling yourself you’re not good enough.
The not letting yourself get too excited because maybe you’ve tried and failed in the past.
If this is you right now, know this:
You are not the sum of your past failures.
It’s never too late to go for your dreams.
Trying again, and again, and again is brave.
Think about it.
The crowd cheers for the team that never gives up.
The team that just won’t quit, no matter how far behind they are.
If you find yourself burdened by your past failures, cut them loose.
Those ghosts are just weighing you down.
Take from them what you can, and then give yourself permission and freedom to move on.
Don’t give up.
Stay in the ring.
Keep fighting for your dreams.
It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down.
It’s the getting up that counts.