Welcome back to another Girl Boss blog post! Today we are going to talk about what happens when things do not go according to the plan. No matter who are you, there will be obstacles in your path that will come up. If you remember in my last blog post, I talked about how we sometimes let ourselves become victims of our situations. But recently I was rereading “You Are A Badass” by Jen Sincero (go read it immediately if you have not!!) and at one point she was talking about what she calls the Big Snooze, otherwise known as BS. Essentially what this is, is your “false self”, and that it is the part of our subconscious that feeds the fear in us, makes us want to stay in our comfort zones, doubt our awesomeness etc. She goes on to say that we let this get in the way of realizing that we have limitless possibilities, and we can literally do anything we want.
That really hit home with me, recently I have been in a very negative state of mind that has trickled into so many other parts of my life. When I randomly picked up this book from my bookshelf and reached this part I felt like an idiot for forgetting this. I have essentially created this very grim, sad and unhappy reality for myself, so why couldn’t I just get out of it? Our minds have subconsciously taken in ideas or others beliefs that have stopped or encouraged us in our decisions.
Why would I want to stay in this negative state of mind? Because maybe then people would perhaps notice that I felt extremely alone and just wanted someone to reach out. Or maybe because pitying myself seemed easier, or it was the only way I knew how to cope with a situation without facing it. Why did I almost not write this blog post? Not because I didn’t have time, but because what if someone read it and judged the way I thought? Or no one read it and therefore it wouldn’t exist? Those are limiting beliefs. It is only when you catch yourself and analyze why you are stopping yourself from doing something, do you realize you even have them and what they are.
There will be so many roadblocks in your life, and sometimes you will think maybe I shouldn’t continue down this path, or maybe I shouldn’t continue working towards that goal because nothing is working out. A challenge or an obstacle is something to overcome, you should never take it as a stop, turn back around sign from the universe. Because if there is anything I have learned, its that the universe wants you to succeed. Why? Because you are the universe! You are literally a piece of it!
The way I think of it, the world might be against you,
but the universe is always with you.
Fellow girl bosses, when life gives you lemons and you can’t find a knife to cut it open and make lemonade, you find another way to open that lemon. You do NOT leave the lemon on the counter, you FIND A SOLUTION to the problem. Always keep going no matter how many challenges you face, because that is the universe’s way of testing you. If you keep going and do what you want to do, you have passed the test.
Keep going girl bosses, I have so much faith in you. But more importantly, I hope you have complete and utter faith in yourself because you are amazing.
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