I often reflect on obstacles that hold us back from what we really want. Our goals, aspirations + dreams. How do we make the magic happen? Sure, there are outside realities that need to be considered — but it really comes down to YOU vs. YOU. 

I don’t know about you, but I have frequent conversations with myself.  I try to rationalize, analyze + figure out the game plan of my business + life. This self-talk can often hold us back from what we’re really looking to achieve.

Here are a few my internal narratives + how I choose to move forward—

  1. What if I fail? There's always the fear of failure. Always. It really doesn't go away. What fuels me is the feeling of regret. How I will feel if I DO NOT take the chance / new opportunity / risk. I make an active choice to push past the resistance - which isn't easy.
  2. Is this what I "should" be doing? Oh man, this one is a doozy. "Should" held me back for a long time. I still trip over it from time to time + what a deep practice it is to push through the "should". I try to sit with my decisions + listen what my gut is telling me. Usually, I can tell pretty quickly if something is the best fit for me.
  3. What will people think? At the end of the day, you're the one living your life. You're in the driver's seat. My dad once told me, "when you close the door at night, you're the one that has to live with your decisions" -- and that is so damn true. Only YOU have the power to choose how to live your life. Surround yourself with people who celebrate you!

YOU VS. YOU is a dance. I encourage you to talk with your friends + family about what you feel is holding you back. When we bottle up our feelings + emotions, we can start to feel pretty isolated. In our super connected world, our vulnerability can truly help each other -- and ourselves.