Have you ever felt like you’re worth more than the job you are doing right now?
Waiting for someone or something to step in and propel you through a plateau and toward success.
You’re not alone.
We all have days where we feel like we’re not where we should be and that we can be more- it’s completely normal to have those feelings.
However, how we deal with and combat those emotions is essentially what either drives success or leaves us stagnant.
Ironically while I watched Frozen 2 with my daughters –for quite possibly the hundredth time- this particular time this message stirred in me that sometimes, we are the ones we’re waiting on for all of our life- you just need to take what’s in you and do it!
We’re Afraid of What We Can Be
If you watched and perhaps followed the movie’s storyline, Elsa feels adrift in the world with no sense of belonging and her sister, Anna tries to show her differently.
Apart from the trolls, mythical creatures and fictional details, the essence of the storyline that stood out to me was Anna’s persistent attempts to show Elsa who she truly was and the great power she possesses.
Similarly in the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with being an entrepreneur, it’s inevitable that we may feel not worthy or inadequate- we don’t see our true worth sometimes. And you sometimes have a coach, mentor or community leading you to what is truly “yourself”.
Stepping into your worth is fulfilling and your ultimate potential.
In the movie Coach Carter, I gathered that usually when we are faced with despair, especially as entrepreneurs, it is fear that tries to hold us from making the big leaps of faith and stepping into our power.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our dark that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world…” (Coach Ken Carter)
We’re fearful of what we’re going to become, of being more than what we can be and the overwhelming greatness in us all.
This fear is what keeps us playing safe and avoiding risks- we step back instead of stepping out.
You’re The One You’ve Been Waiting On
There was a scene in Frozen 2 where Elsa sang ‘Show Yourself’. The chorus’ lyrics go;
Step into your power
Into something new
You are the one you’ve been waiting for”
Initially, Elsa sang the song seeking the face to the voice that called her into the forest.
At the end of the movie, she realizes that the voice was her mother’s, telling Elsa that it was herself who she’s been waiting for all of her life- then she steps into her own power.
On hearing the song, these lyrics gave me the chills from how profound the message was.
Sometimes we feel like we’re not living up to our potential and living in our worth, so we look outwardly for reassurance and faith. We may want someone to give us a push, maybe a friend or a mentor who believes in our abilities (sometimes even more than we do).
While support is supplemental, we are the ones that can fully uproot and maximize our potential.
You have to step out into the bigger, better version of yourself.
The World Needs Your Light
“Keep shining brightly because your light can be the life giving source that rekindles the lights around you” –Caroline Naoroji
The truth is, there is always someone looking on you and will be inspired by you. There’s always someone rooting for you, like how Anna uplifts her sister.
We all have had and will have dark days when we’re down. You’ve got to shine through to lead someone out of their darkness.
When you bring your best foot forward, the people that are watching you will feel motivated to put their best foot forward as well.
If you give up and succumb to your doubts, onlookers would lose that oomph you were giving them.
Some days, even I feel demotivated.
I had scheduled Facebook Lives on Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30pm every week.
One Friday as I was planning to go on my livestream, everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong- my computer was lagging, internet troubles and restless kids refusing to stay in their homeschooling rooms.
However, I showed up regardless because I made a commitment to share my journey, my knowledge and my tips while inspiring someone to keep at their goals and commitments.
Pushing through adversities is what makes you improve, when you push yourself beyond what you thought was your limit.
If you’ve ever run a marathon and felt like you were beyond exhausted, to the point of throwing up.
Surprisingly that’s when you feel like you have improved the most, because you’ve pushed yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of.
Even in the human body, in order to build strength and muscle, the muscle needs to undergo intense exercise that would essentially damage or injure the muscle (known as muscle injury), then in a biological effort to repair or rebuild the muscle, cells fuse together and to the muscle leading to muscle growth.
Most people love their safe zone, it’s comfortable and not intimidating. However, growth comes with discomfort. The only way to improve is by stepping out of your comfort zone and into your power.
If you ever find yourself in a dark place, stuck in complacency with a great desire for growth, you need to do what’s required to step into your worth.
Put aside all fears, no ifs or buts- “Your playing small will not serve the world”. See failure as a learning curve.
Shine your light brightly, not just for yourself, but for others to shine their lights on others. Keep your commitments as self-discipline and push through all adversities that come your way.
The change begins with YOU, there’s no one that can hold you back or propel you forward as much as you can.
Keep believing in your limitless potential and be your #1 cheerleader. Mentors are a great investment to help guide you and lift you.
Then, and only then would you step into your power.
Ready to step into your power and become the BEST version of yourself?