I want to emphasize something: You don't need to be perfect. You just need to be YOU.
I definitely don't feel fearless, connected and clear all the time. I've got plenty of flaws and weaknesses and bad habits, probably like you. I'm not especially smart or hard working. I mean, I love working hard on things that matter but I love being lazy too. I think I'm pretty much a bum ("You're NOT a bum!" my girlfriend says and we laugh.) I'm a sensitive introvert making my way in a hard world. And like everyone I have ups and downs. I think one of the most frustrating things is when we put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and then self-doubt holds us back, for example...
Even with everything I'd gained from my cancer adventure I was terrified to run my first retreat. I put it off for years. I'm embarrassed to admit that.
I think that often the dreams that are related to our purpose feel extra scary because they are so important to us. We don't want to fail at them. My excuses were:
- I need more training/experiene before I have anything valuable to offer.
- Who am I to be able to help people?
- I need to have my sh*t together before I can help people.
- I need to have more money before I can help people.
But if I'd waited for those things to happen I would have gone to my grave without ever running my first retreat or creating the VysionQuest. And instead of reading my page you'd be mindlessly scrolling Facebook :)
The difference in my life has been the level of clarity and self-understanding I've been so fortunate to get.
As I said before... once you get enough deeper clarity, you can't go back. You are committed to your purpose and vision! I want to give you examples of some "impossible" dreams that have come true for me because of this clarity: