Never Too Late
Hello, loves! Welcome back to the blog. Today’s topic is “Never Too Late”, which is super ironic because yesterday totally got away from me and I’m posting this a day late! Proof in the pudding, people! Lol.
I hear phrases all the time like, “Well, it’s way too late for me to start doing that.”, or “I’m past the point of starting something new.”, “That was forever ago! It’s definitely way too late/it’s been too long for me to pick it back up.”. Girl, let me just lay down some truth right here- those are LIES. Total and utter lies that you’re telling yourself. I think everyone would agree that lying is awful, so why do we do it to ourselves?? I’m gonna be honest, I’ve told myself countless lies. The key is to surround yourself with people who will call you on your bull. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had meetings with Meghan where I let these phrases slip out and she just gives me a pointed look and says, “Rachel. Come on. We both know that’s fake.”. It helps, I swear! Coffee and honesty are like magic when it comes to getting me off my butt.
So, let me just give you a little kick- There is no such thing as “too late”. Say it with me, louder- “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO LATE”! It just doesn’t exist. Wanna know why? Time will pass anyway. You might as well be doing something with it! Would you rather spend a year thinking, “What if?” and about what could have been? Or would you rather spend it working towards something you’re passionate about? If you chose the first option, something is VERY wrong and you need to put your hair up, crank some music up, and KICK BUTT. Because girl? You are capable of EVERYTHING.
It’s really really hard to get out of your head sometimes. I have suffered from panic attacks and anxiety for almost 10 years now. It never gets easier. I don’t panic every day like I used to, and that’s because I learned how to fight it, and work with it at the same time. My point is, I know how wrapped up in your own obsessive thoughts you can get. One of my best tricks is to talk it out. To anyone, anywhere. Even if it’s just to yourself! If you ever hear me talking to myself, I’m trying to get out of my own head-space. The important thing to remember is that if you never get these ideas or worries or fears out your lovely, amazing, creative, phenomenal ideas will die a slow, slow death right there in your brain. They will starve and you will just have a head full of unfulfilled dreams. That sounds bleak, I know, but I’m trying to get you to see the picture, here!
So, you’re like, “Rach. This is just scaring me. What do I DO about it???”. Okay, ready? Here’s my life changing list of tips:
Talk it out.
Write it down.
I’m not even kidding. You will be surprised by how powerful talking about something and then writing down realistic and attainable steps to achieve something can be.
Remember when I said there was no such thing as too late? It’s for real. Achieving your goals does not have to be an overnight process. You have a life, some of you are students and mothers and full time boss ladies and everything else! I’m not expecting you to read this and be done with your goal tomorrow, next week, or even next year. But, this is your call to start. Make a beginning. Be realistic with yourself. Be gentle with yourself. You have to make it attainable- especially the big stuff. Don’t know where to start? Google it! Reach out to people who are where you want to be! Everyone started somewhere. If you’re asking questions, you’re already ahead of the game because you’re learning!
So, what’s it gonna be? The way I see it you have 2 options: 1- Let the lies swirling around in your head become reality and slowly kill your dreams while time passes anyway. (or) 2- Express the dreams you want to achieve and make them happen! The choice is entirely yours- and let’s be honest, when I put it that way, who would choose option number 1?? No one! ;)
You got this, girl. Some people are just a planet, but you are a whole galaxy of creativity, drive, passion, and talent, and you WILL make it.