I think my top most asked question via DM is “how did you get started”. I equally love and hate being asked this question. I love it because in your heart, you are so ready to start a new journey of some kind and just want to take flight so bad. I hate it because whenever I respond with how I got started, I sense disappointment in your response to mine; like you thought I had some magical spell that led me to where I am. Nope. Not even close.
Growing up, I wasn’t encouraged to do any kind of hobbies, I wasn’t encouraged to do any sports in school, I didn’t go to camps in the summertime, heck- I wasn’t even encouraged to pursue THIS full time. I was my own cheerleader most of my life, especially as I got older- now I’m lucky enough to have one heck of a handsome hunk on my team @mikedausend cheering me on.
So, how did I get started? I learned that when you get in your own way, you stand up and slam the door to endless possibilities. After a while, it gets exhausting to slam it, instead of just opening it.
One day, I decided to open it, I chose to work those 80hr+ weeks, I chose to tell God what I wanted and to let Him take me there, I asked God for things and He handed me something better. I stopped being the reason why I couldn’t do things. I stayed up late and woke up early, I budgeted so that I could afford my art supplies instead of new clothes (which I needed so bad for work), I said no to plans 70% of the time so I could get stuff done and I never, ever stopped believing in Gods plan for me- even when it was hazy.
What do you tell yourself you can’t do? Write a book? Invent a product? Paint? Letter? Build something? Code? Fly an airplane? DUDE- YOU CAN DO IT ALL. It’s not a matter of if your ‘qualified’ to do it. It’s a matter of being willing to endure those sleepless nights, early mornings, double shifts, rough seasons, amazing seasons. It’s more about the journey than actually getting somewhere. You can learn SO much along the way if you just open that door...last bit in comments
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