"The key to success is to start before you are ready." - Marie Forleo @marieforleo
If you keep waiting for everything to be in place first, that is what you will do... keep waiting. Start before you are. It's on the job training towards success! 🧗♀️ #keepclimbing#makeithappentoday#pushfearaside#buildandgrow
In 1996 I was thrown on air... LIVE! Someone called in sick and I was the pinch hitter. I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I was sooooo nervous. I wasn't ready. I was thrown into it. But I did it. I started before I was ready and I'm so glad I didn't turn down the opportunity when I received the phone call. 🧗♀️ I'm at a conference today #csacm@evolvemediagroup CEO Tyler Mayne talked about this very topic from when he started volunteering in #communitymedia at age 12 to where he is at today. #neverlookback#keepmovingforward
It's weird seeing messages I put on facebook 7 years ago like this. In a much different position then. I used to have a really hard time getting to sleep. My mind would race... trying to figure out my future. How I was going to recover. How I could make everyone's pain stop. How I could make a difference. And how I was going to live my life moving forward. I remember praying that everyone's pain be bestowed unto me every single night before I went to sleep. I did this for 2 years. And never missed a single night. I'd pray for these people every night and that God give me the strength to hold the pain of all these people. All of these thoughts... along with the vivid images... would keep me up all night. But I knew I needed to spend that time alone. Secluded. And in my own mind to explore it. You see... many people never get the opportunity to spend that quality time in their own conscious and subconscious minds to navigate and understand who you are and how you perceive the world. We get busy with the daily stresses and responsibilities which is why many of us never get a chance to tap in to the person we are. Which then allows us to be in a position where we actually feel lost in this world.. and depend on other people for comfort. It was during those times I was allowed to explore myself, the world, my perception of reality, and deeper meaning to what we are doing here on Earth. The sleepless nights went on for about 4 years. Everyone I knew tried to diagnose me. My parents tried to give me medicine despite my denial and known hate for medications. Your brain is an extremely powerful thing. Especially when it experiences overwhelming emotions and life changing trauma. But what I do know. Is that the process in which it goes through afterwards is extremely important. But it can be extremely unbearable... which is why a high majority of the population chooses to escape it and dull the pain with a substance or substances. Next time you are in a position where your brain kicks in to work... let it work out whatever its trying to. Life can be difficult. Especially when we cant wrap our minds about why... but I promise you. There is always a light at the end of the⬇
When your daughter tells you the day before her Mass she has a speaking part...”Mommy please tell me you’re coming!!” Last year this would have broken my heart. I would have had to tell her no,”sorry mommy will be at work, I can’t come”. But you know what I told her last night? “Of course, I can be there!” She lit up and was so happy this morning when I dropped her off that school. The fact that I can easily rearrange my schedule to be there for her is priceless. I never want to look back at my old life. I am not going backwards to the days of missed events.