Empower or Restrict?
"What you build today will either EMPOWER or RESTRICT you tomorrow."
- The ONE Thing
This quote stood out to me today because 2 words have been with me these last few years "FREEDOM" & "EMPOWERMENT." First, I wanted it for myself, & now I want it for others.
A few years ago those words meant nothing to me. Personal development meant nothing. The word "Successful" made me bitter.....and it's because I didn't even allow myself to dream BIG. I was also soooo envious of those that were successful. And for that, I put a cap on my own success. I was afraid of the word SUCCESS. To me I thought if I wanted MORE I would have to DO MORE. For someone who didn't get even halfway through college and a C student all through HS (yes I was the class clown, constant talker & guard Basketball player, #hoosier I just want to have fun ya'll 😜✌🏼).. I thought I was destined to ALWAYS be behind when it came to SUCCESS.
💁🏽♀️And BIG Success. Oh yeeeaaahhhh right!!!!!...that meant a BIG Possibility for BIG FAILURE. No thanks ✋✋✋
Then in 2014 I finally realized.....
"THIS. SUCKS." I had hit a wall and that wall was my OWN tiny box I had built around myslef. I didn't ACTUALLY try because I was too scared of the thought...."WHAT IF I FAIL?!"
But I started to hear...."WHAT IF I SUCCEED!?!?" So yea. What if?!!??! So I imagined what that would look like and FINALLY told myself it was OH- KAYYYY to dream🤔🤔🤔 to me that meant.....
👌🏼Sleeping in and sweats all day
👌🏼Not working for anyone else. Ever.again.
👌🏼Retiring Eddie from his job so we could hang all day 😍 & we both pursue what we enjoy...
👌🏼Traveling every month
👌🏼Buying a house
I think you know how this story goes and I still can't believe it all has happened....all while I was also teaching 15 fitness classes per week (I've since cut back and my knees thank me 🙏)
My dreams are actually a little bigger now.
👌🏼Help others DREAM BIGGER & HELP THEM ALSO ACHIEVE IT.
👌🏼Buy a beach house so I don't have to rent one for my Coach retreats anymore 😉
I share all this with you to say....IT'S OK TO DREAM BIGGER. It's ok to WANT MORE & I'm here if you need the help.