I was having a conversation with one of my coworkers a few days ago about an idea she had. She said “Idalia you’re always doing something! What do you think about this?” The idea was very cool, by the way. I rattled off a few quick things, offered some suggestions based on a few events I’ve done, etc. She laughed at me said that she had the thought but there seemed to be so much to do that she overwhelmed herself and decided against it. She then asked how I had come up with the ideas so quickly and simply?
That made me think. We often make things so much more difficult than we need to. How many times have you wanted to do something and talked yourself out of it? Then watched someone else bring your idea to fruition. Now you're upset about it because you know you could have done it? How many times have you wanted to say something to someone and didn't because you were afraid to or couldn't find, what you thought, were the right words? Then it was too late to say anything at all. How many times have you talked yourself out of stepping out on faith into something potentially amazing and then kicked yourself when the opportunity passes you by and proves to be as amazing as you thought it was going to be?
We've all been guilty of it at one point or another. But what if we all just took that first step, and then another, and then another until we got to that goal? Often times it's really that simple. I'm not saying that research and planning is a bad thing. However, if you plan something so well and then never move on it, what was the point of all that planning?
Here's a suggestion. And yes, I am learning to do this myself as well. Pray on that thing you want to do or that person you want to speak to or that opportunity that you're considering. Pray to whoever you believe in about it. God, Goddess, Buddha, The Universe, whoever. Do some research on it and figure out a way to make it work for you. THEN take the first step! Move on it. One thing at a time. Day by day do something to get to that goal. Don't overthink it. Just MOVE.
There is nothing worse than a life full of regrets and shoulda/woulda/coulda's. I promise you, the day that you look back and you say, "I'm glad I did" or "Wow look what I accomplished" will be worth it!
Here's a secret. Shhhhhhhh don't tell anybody. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I started Dignify A Diva. Hell often times, I still don't! All I knew for sure was I wanted to be of service and leave a positive and sparkly/glittery wonderful stamp on this world. I had no idea what or how it was going to look. Here I am 4 years later and it has grown and morphed and changed and changed again. I'm constantly learning from this experience and I would never have had it if I hadn't taken that first step.
There's something you want to do....I know there is. I challenge you to do what we all should be doing. I promise you'll be proud of yourself when you do. Take the first step!
XO - Idalia
Dignify A Diva