I’ve been hearing these words in all sorts of places for more than two weeks now. On Facebook. On training calls. On blogs.
But I ignored them. Fingers in my ears la la la la la. Because I’ve never been good at follow through. And I’m afraid of disappointing myself … again.
But it’s been six months since I quit. Since I went cold-turkey on the multitude of network marketing/home biz ‘opportunities’ that I hadn’t taken advantage of.
Six months since I quit the self-sabotage, and just focused on self.
And then best friend and WordPress goddess Kimberly Castleberry dares – no, double dares me to start a 30 blog challenge with her. Fully this time. Publicly announced and 100% accountable.
I squirmed. I protested. I used my upcoming trip to Minnesota; my daughter’s personal struggles; my own health issues; anything I could think of to put it off til July 1st.
But then my dear friend/mentor JoAnn Donahue calls to me to say “isn’t it time you started believing in Yourself as much as I believe in you?”
And deep inside there’s this voice, sounding suspiciously like Diane Hochman, (on a horribly embarrassing but deeply-truthful-but-I-couldn’t-face-it public call) saying “Some time, you’re gonna have to stop making excuses.”
Gentle Readers, that time is now.