Not just dreaming

I read something in a book yesterday that validated what I’ve been doing all these months related to creating a new work situation. I’m still in my 9-to-5 job, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, planning, talking about my own business — and trying to make it happen.

I had been feeling sort of bad about myself because I haven’t been able to launch anything yet. I thought, “I haven’t taken any real action.”

But it’s not true. I have been taking action. I’ve been reading, writing, designing, getting advice, talking … and that IS taking action. I just haven’t sought out any clients yet.

And yesterday, I received a self-taught coaching program I invested in: something I’m excited to try, because I think it will give me the details I need to start and run this new venture successfully.

So I’m not just dreaming about it. I’m working on it. And I have to say, it’s been both exhilarating and frustrating, as well as sad for me. I’m almost 51, and I lost so many years to the abuse I suffered. I feel like I’m starting over, and I can’t afford to waste any time making mistakes.

And that scares me. But I’m pushing ahead anyway, and I know if I can really make this happen — my own business, supporting myself entirely on my own — I will have achieved a huge victory on every level.

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