You know, you can do it.
Yes, I mean you. You reading this. Stop thinking for a moment that I’ve written this for someone else. I haven’t. This is for you.*
I know you have your doubts. I know you think the time probably isn’t right. But when is the time ever right? It’s just an excuse anyway. It’s just your fears talking, not the real, wonderful, incredible you.
There’s a quote by Woody Allen, which I always loved, where he says, “The only thing standing between me and greatness... is me.” And there’s a real truth in that.
You can be more. You don’t have to hold back, living in fear of all the things that might go wrong.
The biggest battles you’ll ever face are not with the problems and obstacles in your way, but with yourself – your own fear is all that is truly stopping you.
You can do it. You are a warm and wonderful human being. And you are far more capable than you think you are.
And you know what?
I believe in you.
Yes I do.
I know underneath all those insecurities, those worries, those fears, lies someone who is capable of creating the world they really want.
OK, you have that darker side to you, the one you try to keep hidden. And you fear if people knew who you really were they couldn’t like you, couldn’t love you.
But that’s not what defines you. You are so much more than that. Sure it’s one aspect of who you are, but it is by no means the only aspect, and certainly not the defining one.
We are multiple and complex beings with many different sides to our personalities.
What is important is not that we have these aspects to us, but how we decide to use them; which ones dominate in a given situation.
Yes, you have these parts of yourself you don’t like, but you also have parts other people love. And these are just as important. More important.
And you are loved.
Whether you believe you deserve it or not.
And you do deserve it.
You are wonderful.
And I believe in you.
You are worthy.
And you can make a difference.
So go ahead and make it happen!
*yes, I do mean you