As I continue walking on my path of self-empowerment, I can say I've wandered through and tried many methods for attaining a healthy, balanced, empowered life.
On my fridge, there's this poem I got years ago that reflects the sum of some of these experiences I've had, which I think many of us go through.
The poem is Chapters of My Life - by Porsche Nelson 20th-century American writer, and it goes:
Chapter 1: I walked on the sidewalk and fell into a deep hole. I couldn't get out and couldn't figure out why. It wasn't my fault. It took a good long time to get out.
Chapter 2: I walked on the sidewalk and fell onto the same hole again. I couldn't understand. It wasn't my fault. I really had to struggle to get out.
Chapter 3: I walk down the sidewalk and found the same hole again. This time I understood why and it was my fault. This time it was easier to get out.
Chapter 4: I walk down the sidewalk and saw the same hole again. I walked around it. I didn't fall into that hole.
Chapter 5: I chose another sidewalk.
Having been a female entrepreneur for over a decade now, it wasn't until I finally chose the last chapter in this poem, 'I chose another sidewalk' that led me to experience true health, balance, and self-empowerment finally.
It also was, for me, the hardest, most challenging, to have decided to take a new way because this when all the fear showed up.
When you are deciding to pursue that little nudge, your heart is leading you to take. Our minds will come up with some scary fear-based story to persuade you not to listen to your heart.
Sure walking the old path, you know what's going to happen, you can predict it, it's easy, but honestly. Is it serving you at all in any positive way towards achieving a better, balanced, healthier, empowered life you're looking for?
Seriously think about it. If your heart is nudging you to try a new path, it might be leading you to abundant life you seek.
You do have the option not to take it, but do you want to stay in the same old rut and misery?
Or take a chance towards going into a new direction that could lead you to accomplishing something amazing?
One way to help you decide if any of those fear-based thoughts you have when you consider taking that new path are valid, is to answer the following five questions:
Use the above questions to help you determine if your mind is creating a fear-based story that stopping your success. Only your heart knows if this new path is for you, use these answers to help you determine if your mind is getting in the way of you taking that new road to an empowered Girl Boss future.
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