With so much in life, I feel like a lot of stuff happens behind the scenes, unbeknownst to everyone, including yourself. You’ve been sitting there working away, making slow progress that was hard to notice, but happening nonetheless. Then you wake up one day and you look around realize how far you’ve come.
This happened to me the other day, but instead of feeling excited, I felt nervous. It felt like nothing had been really happening for a while and when I finally realized things had changed, they had changed in a big way.
I worried about everything. I questioned whether this was what I wanted. I thought that I wasn’t ready for it. I came down with a serious case of Impostor Syndrome. Emotions were all over the place. (I even worried that things weren’t happening fast enough!)
It took about three days for me to adjust to the “new normal.” I tried channeling the anxiety I was feeling into getting things done. Taking this meeting. Making that phone call. Sending off one million emails.
When I finally felt less overwhelmed, I 100% knew that I was on the exact path I wanted to be on… and the age-old “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough” came into play. I don’t want to go through life going the easy route just for the sake of never being a little uncomfortable!
The best part? In just a few weeks, this will be the new normal for me. I’ll stretch my “dreaming” muscles to a point where I don’t feel uncomfortable anymore. Then another few months will pass and I’ll be uncomfortable about another stage of my life, of my dreams.