What are you doing in life? What do you WISH you were doing? If these are not the same, then it’s time to ask yourself WHY. What is stopping you? What is holding you back?⠀
Last year, I had an epiphany...a mind blowing “holy sh*t!” moment when I finally realized WHY I hadn’t launched the business of my dreams. And it all went back to my childhood. To my dad and to my sister.⠀
My dad is a difficult man to please, but growing up, I had it easiest. I was the cheerleader. I was the honor roll student. I was his favorite daughter...and he made that clear. So whenever I achieved success, he congratulated me, but it was followed by “too bad your sister would never do that.”⠀
And the message became clear :: My sister would “pay” for my successes.⠀
I was almost 40 years old when I realized I had held myself back from pursuing my dreams as a way of protecting my sister. But, we are adults now. Protecting my sister had become nothing more than a “pretty little lie” I was used to living. And I was done.⠀
So often, the messages we received as children carry into adulthood. Is there a pretty little lie holding you back?