Life is not easy. I am currently in the middle of an emotional breakdown because it all seems like too much. But that’s the catch – it SEEMS like too much.
When you break it all down, you can take life one day, one step at a time. And it’s doable. And once it’s doable, you can begin to get excited about what is to come!
I just got this opportunity to come be apart of BYOU’s team. Which is an amazing thing! And in the long run is what I’m supposed to be doing with my talents, and I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity at all.
Every single day is new challenge. Or a new opportunity. It all depends on how you think about it. How you have to train your brain to think about it.
I am 19 years old, went to one year of college, then moved home and am working full time. I still feel like a kid!! How in the heck am I supposed to act like a responsible adult when I don’t feel like one at my core. But that’s my insecurity talking! NOT WHO I AM.
It’s an issue when it becomes a story I’m telling myself, to lean on when times get tough. To make hard situations “easier”. In other words, not own up to my adult mistakes as an adult, and handling it! Instead, I let my insecurity win and get anxious about what might happen, which leads to procrastination and panic, and in the end: a BIGGER, more messy problem than I had to start out with!
Like today for instance, I had a negative balance in my bank account, and freaked out about overdraft fees and became overwhelmed, very quickly.
Going into panic mode, I just kept thinking, “I am a kid! I can’t deal with this.”
Now, THERE is my issue. Using my story as a crutch to lean on, when in reality, if I just drop kicked my bogus story, and handled it, there would be no more problem!
I still have to convince myself of this everyday. Sometimes, our toxic “stories” are what keep us away from meeting our full potential.
I am my own worst enemy. And my own worst critic.
I know that I am capable of anything if I set my mind to it.
Apart of “setting my mind to it” is erasing these stories and replacing them with self confidence and self love.
And this applies to you too, we all have bogus stories that hold us back from fully blooming into the beautiful little flowers we are.
Its so simple, and so complicated at the same time.
The simple part is knowing who you are meant to become, and knowing the steps to achieving it.
For me, Its easy to talk about becoming an entrepreneur, starting my own business one day, and all the fluff that comes with thinking about the future.
The complicated part, is being able to beat your stories everyday. To be able to fight the urge to cry (me) and use frustration as energy for something productive and positive. (this blog post!)
That’s what I’m doing right now, and let me tell ya, this is
A LOT better than sitting, stubbornly in pain and suffering.
Strength is being able to stay confident in yourself, and keep moving forward. Even when everything (your bogus story!) and everyone wants to tell you otherwise. (Just Keep Swimming!)
RISE ABOVE IT.
You are cable. I promise.
Thank you for reading!!
Written By Jordyn Nicole