If you can fall in love with just one thing about him, her, them, it, or yourself, Patricia Bokowski, just once a day, and speak it aloud, you’ll be surprised by how quickly it will transform your entire life.I love that look on your face when the coin drops –The Universe / You have to START! / www.tut.com
When you start the journey of going after your dreams, whatever they may be, we often think it is going to be easier than it is.
It is like pushing a huge rock uphill, in a snowstorm, and you don’t have any rain gear, so you keep slipping backwards.💪💪💪
On a daily basis.👈👈👈
Recently someone gave me some great advice.
They said, ‘when you are starting out to create this ‘thing’ of yours, you are literally creating beauty out of nothing, nothing short of dirt.’
Wrap your head around that.
Which got me thinking.
Thus, the title of today’s blog…
You have to START👈👈👈
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” / Maya Angelou
I can’t tell you how many people I speak to who tell me the things they are gong to do!
The business they are going to start.
That book they are going to write.
The new job they are going to get.
Signing up for a course they want to take.
The list is endless.
Here’s the thing.
And I write about it OFTEN👉👉👉
Because it’s so damn important!
You HAVE to start.✔✔✔
Because, in that magical place called “someday”, nothing happens ;-(
Trust me, I know, it’s not easy.☹☹☹
Not at all.☹☹☹
Only, here’s the thing:
You need to be the pilot of your project!👉👉👉
Just take your idea and fly with it 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
And, it’s ok if you make it up as you go along,
That’s what most of us are doing anyway, seriously.👈👈👈
Winging it one wink at a time!😩😩😩
Trust me, none of us has THE blueprint to success.✈✈✈
We just make sure we work at it EVERYDAY.👈👈👈
That’s where the magic lies.👉👉👉
The Universe rewards those they know are serious about this shit!
So, as long as you are consistent and persistent, you are on the right track!
Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸
No it won’t be easy.
Ask any really successful person if their journey was easy?
And I have no doubt, they will have along list of all the things that didn’t go their way.
A list of failures ;-(
It comes with the territory.🙏🙏🙏
You need to be resilient in your quest to success.💪💪💪
Which you need.☝☝☝
Because, then you will have your own success story to share with those who are starting their journey.👈👈👈
Yes you will.☝☝☝
That’s their problem, not yours.
Remember, it’s your journey, not theirs.👊👊👊
And don’t let anyone guilt-trip you into thinking anything less.
What you need to do, on a daily basis, is to take all the steps needed to get you where you want to be!
Build your own door.✈✈✈
Follow your path.👈👈👈
Create your own opportunities.✅✅✅
Call it whatever you want.
Just work on getting there👉👉👉
I’ve shared this in so many of my blogs.👈👈👈
When I first started my business in 2012, I knew at some point I wanted to start a blog.
Now ask me if I knew “anything” about blogging? 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
Like, what was Twitter?
I remember how I literally wrote that on piece of paper at a class on social media I attended 😉
I didn’t know anything about anything!
But, I knew I wanted to know HOW to do these things.👈👈👈
So, I started taking classes at the local college (classes for business owners) on social media.
I used every resource I could to teach myself anything and everything about social media.👈👈👈
And guess what?
I got good at it.🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
Really good I must say🙏🙏🙏
Because I was determined!👊👊👊
Because I knew this was something that was going to help me to get to where I needed to be!
And guess what?
A few years into my business, I started my blog.👈👈👈
Did I know what I was doing?
But I did it anyway.
That’s how it works.👈👈👈
Here’s a piece of advice I will share when starting your path to success.
Give up on the notion that it has to be perfect.✔✔✔
I’m sure my first blogs were horrible.👈👈👈
And that’s ok.
I started, and that was the important thing.👈👈👈
Recently I read somewhere, you have to do something 50 times to get to perfect🥰🥰🥰
Or, close to.
All these years later.
I still wouldn’t say my blogs are perfect.
I like to think that they are still a work in progress.👉👉👉
So I’ll say it again…
YOU HAVE TO START!👉👉👉
That’s kind of the attitude you have to have☝☝☝
Tough as nails!
With sheer grit and determination!
Because, trust me, there will be plenty of people who will not support you.
And those people will most likely be your friends and family.
So, you need to be a force to be reckoned with.
And that, I am sorry to say, is the part of the journey where many get off.
Because it gets too hard.
As Tom Hanks has been quoted, “If it was easy, everyone would do it!”
Therefore, at this point, we all know, it’s not going to be easy!👈👈👈
I can’t tell you how true this statement is.
Stop asking people who have never gone where you’re going for advice.
They don’t know.
Sure, they’ll give you advice as to how they think YOU should do it.
Only, that’s their vision, not yours.👈👈👈
I have learned that lesson the hard way. “Where Attitude is Everything!” (8.19.2020)
No more asking anyone WHERE I should take my business.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
That’s not to say, you can ask people for advice.
Just don’t listen to anyone who wants to tell you exactly which path YOU should take!
That is entirely up to YOU👇👇👇
Now, it’s time to take a leap of faith and START👈👈👈
And if you are looking for further motivation, follow me on TikTok & YouTube — The Frog’s Den!
Till next time,
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~ People will stare. Make it worth their while!