I have so much respect and admiration for what you’re doing. The fact that you’ve stood up and started your own business, when it would have been so much easier to stay seated and stay quiet. The fact that you’ve sacrificed so much of your time, energy and money, even when nothing’s guaranteed. The fact that you’re so dedicated and committed to this idea of yours. Do you know how breathtakingly magnificent that is?
As you continue down this path, please remember that your value does not come from your business. You are whole, you are powerful, and you are worthy of celebration as you are, here, today. Keep creating. Keep sharing. Keep doing all you can with what you have to brighten the world. But just know you don’t have to try so hard, or worry so much.
I know you want to fast forward to a time where the puzzle pieces of your life are more ‘together’. I know you want to know the outcome of your life now. I know you’re relentlessly searching for your purpose.
But life doesn’t work that way. You can’t always get what you want.
And trust me when I say that everything you have on your plate right here, right now? One day you’ll wake up and miss it.
You’ll miss the beautiful mess. You’ll miss the heartache. You’ll miss the wildness of the unknown. You’ll miss the giant, seductive question mark of your future.
So for now, focus on what’s right in front of you. It’s brilliant and needs your focus and attention. Trust me when I say that your purpose will fall into place. Easily and effortlessly. Take one step at a time.
Get excited for the here and now. Take that idea of yours and run with it. Hustle when you’re hustling, chill when you’re chilling, and make time for both. Stop “I don’t know”ing. Clarity comes from action. Make moves. Even if they’re the wrong ones.
Perfection is a joke.
Move, baby, move. Oh, and I love you. You’re greatness in human form.
Here’s a letter I wrote to a previous and sometimes present version of myself. I hope it resonates with some of you. If it does, leave a comment, let me know.
One last thing before I spend the rest of my night watching a movie with my parents 🙂 …
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