Don't give up

As I'm typing this note, it's Sunday night at 10:30 pm, and I've had a weekend where I've felt like giving up.



Mary Schiller

It started Friday afternoon when I returned home from visiting a national park near Paris, which is where I took this selfie.

I've had worry-type thoughts running through my mind all day and all night (have hardly slept).

I've wondered if I'm going in the right direction with this business.

I've been concerned that I don't have the skills I need to create what I truly want.

But here's the thing:

I'm not going to give up. I'm not going to quit.

Quitting is not an option. I'll keep going until I get where I want to go.

And in the meantime, I'm planning to enjoy every day -- even days like I just described.

Is it possible to enjoy a day when you're filled with worry?

Yes, if you know that worry thoughts don't actually mean there is anything wrong.

For most of my life, I listened to those types of thoughts and believed them.

Nowadays, I don't believe much of anything that goes through my mind, particularly if it indicates a limitation.

Because why would I want to listen to THAT? That's not the energy I want to live in anymore. So I dive down underneath that worry energy and relax into the truth, which is a whole lot more FUN.

That truth is this: You and I are limitless beings who are capable of anything we decide to do. ANYTHING.

There is nothing greater than the power of a decision, because then it's like all of our creative power is summoned. The steps we need to take appear as we need to take them.

So I take the next step.

And the next.

And the next.

  • I write the next CourseBook.
  • I write the next email.
  • I prepare for my next live talk.
  • I write out new ideas for courses and ebooks.
  • I offer something for people to buy.

In between those steps, I remember who I am.

Who WE are.

Even when we're worried or stressed ...

We are still more powerful than we could ever imagine.

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