I don't like you.
You tell me I can't do the things I want to do and so I don't like you.
I don't need you.
You convince me I'm not as strong as I know I am and so I don't need you.
I don't want you.
You never help me accomplish anything and so I don't want you.
You can leave now.
Do you hear me?
You can leave now.
Do you guys struggle with the voice in your head? My voice tells me that I'm mean, argumentative, thoughtless, lazy, posses no talent or abilities, I could go on but you get the point. My voice is my biggest adversary. She doesn't like me.
I know that the voice is me. Me at my lowest, at my darkest, at my most vulnerable. She sees every weakness I feel and reminds me of them constantly. She doesn't let me forget even a single wrong thing I've done. She's always waiting for me to mess up. She is relentless. Ruthless. Unforgiving.
I am my own biggest adversary and I need to figure out how to get out of my way.
I'm sure you guys have heard that saying, "the only one holding you back is you." Have you ever rolled your eyes at it? I have.
"But I'm not holding me back! People just aren't receptive. They don't understand. I got in it too late. The market is saturated. No one listens to me."
Sound familiar? I hope it doesn't. I hope you don't make excuses like I do. I hope you just charge ahead, ready for whatever comes your way. I hope you know that you can do it, no matter what. Just in case you don't know, let me tell you.
You can do it. No matter what.
Whatever it is that you're wanting so bad- to write, to sing, to paint, to teach, to move to a new city, to build airplanes, whatever it is, you can do it. It might take time. It might take a lot of time. It will definitely take work, a lot of work, but just know- no matter how long it takes and no matter how much work it takes, you can do it.