What if we focused on all the things we can do instead of all the things we can't do?
What if we believed in ourselves half as much as others believe in us?
What if we realized that the only one limiting us was ourselves?
I've been thinking about these "what if's" a lot lately.
I realize that I'm usually the only one in my world that doesn't think I could try, accomplish, or venture into new areas. I'm the only one who says, "no, no, that will not do."
It's amazing really. I'm a great cheerleader for other people. I see their strengths. I see their potential. I see all the incredible things they already do, big things as well as small. When it comes to myself though, I focus on all the things that aren't right. The wrong timing. I'm not ready yet. I should be more educated, smarter, slimmer, etc.
Why is it so hard to see ourselves for all that we want to be and all that we already are?
As a woman, wife, mama, friend, sister, etc. etc. there are lots of reason not to. It takes time. It takes energy. It takes patience. I don't know about you but all these things are usually lacking in abundance around here.
Sometimes I wonder though how many reasons are based in truth and how many are just excuses?
Especially when it doesn't have to be big to be significant. What we focus on doesn't have to change worlds or move mountains. All it has to do is be something that moves us. That delights us. Something that while doing it we see our own potential.
What if we see all of our challenges, hang-ups, lack of time, energy and excuses for what they are and do that something we have wanted to do anyway?
What if we tried to see what happened before we actually talked ourselves out of it?
What if we were our own cheerleaders once in a while?
So I ask you my friends, "What are we waiting for?" Why should we focus on anything less than our amazing selves? Why not at least try?
What if we did?
Wouldn't this world be an even more amazing, creative, inspiring place to be?