So for any of y'all who have been following me for awhile, you know I used to live in a world of "What if."
What if I failed? What if I couldn't do it? What if it didn't work out? What if? What if? What if?
I worked my butt off to get out of that habit. To place my faith in God and to stop letting fear run my world. Because "what if" is rooted in fear. Especially when all your what if's are negative. And all mine were. I never turned it around to "What if I succeed beyond my wildest dreams?"
2018 knocked me on my butt. It knocked out my belief and confidence in myself, especially when it comes to my business. And I didn't know how to get it back.
But 2019 has brought new books, new beliefs, new goals. It's like I get the things I need most when I least expect it. Based on a couple books I received for Christmas, I've started focusing more on what I'm grateful for, what I've learned and how I've grown over the past year. And I've started focusing on my goals and the actions I need to take to reach them.
And of course, I've started believing in myself more. I survived something I didn't think I could. Or think I would. But I'm tired of just SURVIVING. I can, and will, do so much more than that! I will start to THRIVE! I have started to thrive!
I know what I'm worth. What I have to offer. And what I'm capable of. And when I couple that with my belief and then put it into action, well...watch out, world! Whitney is back!
Anything is possible when you believe in yourself and when you put it into action. Because you can't have one without the other...not if you want to be successful.
So if you're having issues believing in yourself, that's where you need to start. Believe you are worthy, believe you are enough, believe you are capable. Because you are. And then, when your belief is big enough, start taking action! Be brave. Believe in yourself enough to do what you've always dreamed.
Here's a good wait to start believing in yourself. Every morning, as soon as you wake up, write three things you are grateful for. They can be things you already have, things you are aiming for, even the smallest things.
For instance, here were mine this morning:
1) My successful R+F business.
2) Nick and I's successful CrossFit gym.
3) Coffee and it's magical ability to help me function.
Then write out an "I am" statement. I have lots for myself.
I am brave. I am strong. I am enough. I am a successful business owner. I am confident. I am a successful leader.
Start telling yourself things you believe, or want to believe, about yourself. The crazy thing is once you get in the habit of doing this every day, you'll start believing it! It's amazing how it works!
Then, in the evening, write out three amazing things that happened to you during the day. It doesn't have to be something huge to be amazing. For instance, one day this week, Nick called his car insurance and simply by telling them we were married, it lowered his monthly premium rate! I called that a huge win for that day!
Then write out one thing you could have done better. Many days, mine is that I should have been more patient. I'll admit that I am not the most patient person sometimes, especially when it comes to dealing with certain things. It's something I am working on, oftentimes daily.
So try it out. Commit to doing this for a week. Let me know how it works for you! I'd love to watch your belief shoot through the roof and for you to achieve all your goals in 2019!
I hope y'all have an amazing week!
With love and wellness,