“I’m street, so look both ways before you cross me!”
I had to post today’s quote because it reminds me that I have that whole other level inside me that kicks in when I really want to accomplish something.
Do you know what I mean when I say that? Do you have that smolder inside you that lies dormant until someone tells you that you can’t do something or tries to stop you from achieving your goals. I didn’t realize how strong mine was until I really sat and thought about what I wanted to be when I grow up. I know, seems kind of crazy, but you could call it mid-life crisis or just a heightened awareness, but I definitely reached the point in my life where I didn’t feel fulfilled or happy with what I was doing.
I am sure some of you can relate to this in some way. Is there an area of your life where you are not feeling fulfilled? It could be your job, it could be your home life, it could be school…there are many ways to feel unfulfilled. So what do you do when you find yourself in this place? The simple answer is to change it…but that’s not always feasible.
I found myself in this place a few years ago, so I knew that I had to make a change. I had to decide if I would be happy if I was in the same place in a year or even 10 years. Obviously my answer was no, so that’s when I knew that I had to think about what I did want to be doing. It took me some time to ponder this question, months even, but when I came to the realization that it was important to me to help people, I knew what I had to do.
That’s when I called on that inner gangster & determination that I knew was inside me because I had used it many times before. The easy part is knowing what you want to do, the hard part comes when you have to slog away day after day, being consistent, undeterred and motivated (even when you don’t feel like it). This is when the grit comes in. That part inside you that doesn’t doubt you can put in the work necessary to get it done.
One of Brandon’s favorite shows is Shark Tank, and recently I have been watching it with him. I have found it so interesting to see these people that literally started with nothing, come up with an idea and grow that idea sufficiently that they are qualified to make it onto a show on TV. I love seeing their belief in what they are doing, I love seeing them overcome fear day after day – because that’s what I know I must do. It helps me know that I’m not alone, and that the only way anything happens in this world is if we believe enough in it and in ourselves to make it happen.
So what if, inside you, there is this inner bad girl with grit just waiting to help you accomplish your dreams? What if I told you that it is there – you just need to find a way to harness it. It’s no that it’s easier for some than others, it’s just that some will do whatever it takes to make it happen – they believe that much in themselves.
I may be that girl that eats organic foods, believes in the environment, believes that people and their feelings are more important than ideas, but I still love to listen to rap music. I still love to be walking the line of conformity, because I know that when I am open, loving and real, that’s when I am able to feel love and fulfillment in my life.
Sometimes I feel the need to show the outside world that I am not just a pretty face, but I have an attitude and I’m not afraid to use it…that’s why I chose today’s more casual, get stuff done, inner bad girl look 😉
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