Dear Strong Woman,

It’s okay to be scared.  Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.

There is raw energy surrounding all the seeds being planted right now.  I can hear it humming…and the one theme that keeps coming to the surface is this:

Go BIG or go home.

But the problem when going big is that the fear that comes with doing so is a B-F-D!  No one wants to fail, but isn’t settling just another form of failure?  I mean, really.  If it isn’t everything you ever wanted, can you truly be happy?  And don’t try to tell yourself that ‘happy’ and ‘content’ are the same.

They’re NOT.

(And you know it.)

COURAGE

Getting everything you ever wanted depends on your response to the fear. Do you choose to hide behind it or harness it into something great?

“But what if I fall?”
“Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”

(Right??)

Think about all of the famous failures who continued to go big despite everyone telling them to go home:
– MJ was cut from his high school basketball team.
– Oprah was told she wasn’t fit for television.
– Walt Disney was told he lacked imagination and had no original ideas.
– Steve Jobs got fired from his own company.
– Edison was told he was too stupid to learn anything.
– The Beatles were told they had no future in show business.
– Dr. Seuss’s first book was rejected by 27 different publishers.
– Lincoln lost 8 elections.

Do you think they weren’t afraid?

(Rhetorical…)

Everything they ever wanted was on the other side of fear.

And the same is true for you.

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

In closing, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something – not.even.you.

Stop cutting yourself short and promise yourself your best.

Your best effort.
Your best life.
Your best  e v e r y t h i n g.

Because it isn’t a matter of going big or going home. Going big is what brings you home.  It’s what leads you to find who you are and your purpose in this world.

Your fear has the same magic as Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

So whether it takes 3 or 300…

Go click those heels, babe.

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