Before you are whatever you are – you have to believe you are whatever it is you want to be.
I used to say I could never be a consultant or work for myself. There was a part of me that knew I could and I’d be great at it, but some small part of me doubted it could work. So, I didn’t do it.
When I started to shift my mind around the whole idea of working for myself, I’d wake up every day and think I’m a consultant and every day I focused on that. That’s where my energy went and today – my business is almost two years old and I’m doing it. Making it.
Sometimes it takes a small shift to make a big shift.
When I was working at a design studio, an art director who was struggling asked me. “Do you think I can do this job well?” I replied “That question is not for me to answer, but do you believe you can do this job well?” My response was not what he wanted to hear. In fact it made him furious. So furious he quit that very day.
If you are looking outward for acceptance, you may not get it. Accept yourself where you are FIRST. It doesn’t mean it can’t change. It can. It will. Believe it.
What do you want to be – feel, know? Before you are, you gotta BELIEVE it. GO!