What would happen if you chose to help solve problems? Is your brain already going into “who do I think I am mode”? Or maybe it’s saying “no one will want to work with me” or “what if I am not actually good at this”?
Welcome to being human. Your mind will always tell you stories that will either lead to doubting you or stories that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to disprove the stories that are holding you back and are mere excuses trying to get in the way!
Why is the work you want to do so important? How would it impact your life and the lives of others if you were to actually help solve problems?
Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings
My entire life is riddled with stories that were meant to keep me down. From being neglected and abandoned by my parents, showing me that I wasn’t worthy or deserving of their love and care. My foster parents tell me I would never amount to anything, let alone be successful. In fact, they predicted I would be an alcoholic like my father and useless like my mother. Society told me that foster kids are always repeating the cycle set forth by their parents and that they can’t be successful. Partner’s telling me my judgment can’t be trusted and that I live with my head in the clouds and I need to come to earth and live in reality.
That’s a lot of stories to combat, and yeah at times it felt like I wasn’t going to win this battle. And yet, here I am today. Someone who not only raised three amazing kids but earned two college degrees runs a couple of businesses and a blog or two. And all I ever wanted to do was create art, write books and help people.
I wasn’t supposed to be here according to others and based on my self-destructive behaviors during my teens and early twenties, I’d say it’s a small miracle I didn’t drink myself to death or was killed by someone due to the situations I put myself in. No 14-year-old should hang out at the Hauptbahnhof at 3 am, alone.
All of these stories I was told and that I ended up telling myself and I fought so hard against are the reason why my work is so important. People don’t always believe in themselves because people in their world haven’t believed in them. I had one single person ever tell me that I was smart and brilliant (at 15) and that my life can be different if I choose it to be different.
If I can find ways to overcome the bullshit stories to do the things I want to do, that I love to do, then I can help others do the same. We live in a world that tells us who we should be, what we’re supposed to do, and how we should live our lives and it just sounds boring as hell.
I want to be part of a world where people can be who they are, do what they want to do for fun and for work, and live a life according to their own soul guidance. I want to be part of a world where everyone gets to choose their own rebellion and disrupt everything that has people living in boxes.
And if I can do just a portion of that, I do believe that my mission on earth was worth it.