Alright, so this is a new type of blog post where Carly gets pretty passionate about YOU stepping out of your comfort zone and crushing the fear and the “I can’t”. Here we go.
We all know that person ( or multiple persons… ) who seem to say “oh, I wish I would have…” or “I am going to…” or “I have always meant to…” about 10 times a day–finishing their sentences with simple or grandiose actions or tasks or sentences or trips or what have you they wished they had completed. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of “I’m going to…”, yet leave those dreams and goals unfinished.
Whenever I come across yet another person like this, I try to remind myself of who I want to be. I want to be the person that does what they say they’re going to do. That is, fulfilling promises or commitments as well as adventures and goals. And you should too! You know why? Because you CAN! Instead of saying “I’ve always wanted to go to Europe…”–GO to Europe! Read that book, take that trip, go somewhere by yourself, skydive, snorkel, etc.–and live like the person you envision yourself being.
My generation needs, needs, NEEDS to stop waiting for that something or, more importantly, someone to come along and radically transform their lives into the life they have always imagined. Because guess what, that is not going to happen. No one is going to waltz into your life and magically make you the person you always thought you’d be. It may look that easy sometimes, but it never is. YOU have to step up and be the person you see yourself being. YOU have to do what you want, even when it seems hard or out of the question. YOU have to stop waiting–the time is NOW.
The point: YOU can do whatever you want ( isn’t that a great sentence!? ). Now don’t get me wrong I don’t mean to sound cliche and all “you can do anything you set your mind to!”…because there will always be things that will be incapable to some. What I mean is this: those things like traveling and finding an awesome job and climbing mountains and moving up in the world and growing and doing something pretty crazy are not out of the question. Might it seem really hard sometimes? Yeah, you’re gonna have to work at it. Might it seem entirely impossible and out of reach sometimes? Again, YEAH, you’re gonna have to work at it! Help yourself, be in charge of yourself, and STOP waiting. I promise when you begin to live with intention–growing and striving everyday to be more like the person you envision yourself becoming–your life with transform dramatically and for the better. Be you, do you–unapologetically; the time is now.