This is one line “Whenever you’re ready, it’s ready for you” is one of my personal mantras.
Over the years, I have had many ideas, a few I acted on, a few I let go and a lot of them that just kind of marinated until I was ready.
Sometimes we can’t want all of our ideas to materialize but we struggle to take action and I believe it’s because we are not ready for the idea to actually be a reality.
Why is that?
I think we have to do the internal work first. The kinda of internal work that allows us to remove fear and doubt, so we can tap into our strength and the firm belief that we are here to follow those ideas.
Not all ideas are meant to take on a life form though I will stand by the notion that we need to explore them. There are some ideas we cannot wait to take action on because the excitement is too big and then there are some ideas that are so scary, we keep pushing them into the background.
But when you are ready, it’s ready for you.
I’ve been wanting to write fiction for over 20 years and started with short stories. My challenge is that because English is my second language, I can’t write. But more than anything else what’s been holding me back is the notion of not only who am I do write fiction but who will want to read what comes out of my sometimes twisted mind.
I felt like there was no room for the kinds of stories I wanted to write, which really is just an excuse. Some time ago, I decided I needed a hobby that helps me unplug and doesn’t become a money-making machine and enables me to not work all the time.
I haven’t read for pleasure in about 7 years. After spending 8 years in college online and reading textbook after textbook, followed by writing one paper after another, I was burned out on reading. And I enjoyed reading before that time.
If I wasn’t crocheting or wood-burning, my nose was in a book solving crimes. I am a huge mystery, crime and true story kind of person. And I missed it. A lot.
Ok back to my story. I started reading paranormal romance and have since then read over 20 books on my kindle. So I am totally winning at taking the time out of my business.
But something else happened. A spark that was smoldering in the depth of my soul was lit on fire. The idea that I wanted to write fiction book took a hold of me and not just any kind of fiction. Paranormal Romance Suspense, that kind of fiction. It’s really merging the short stories I used to write with an interest in paranormal I didn’t know I had.
And you see, years ago I wasn’t ready to write those kinds of books. There’s a lot of internal work that had to happen first and a lot of clarification that needed to come out of the darkness about who I was, what I am meant to do and how I wanted to spend my time.
But what I just shared is true for every phase of my life as I look back on it. Whenever I was ready to take the action, the ideas and how to make them happen unfolded right in front of me. And I believe the same thing for you.
- When you are ready to put yourself first, it will happen because you will know what to do.
- When you are ready to live your life without negativity, you will know what to do.
- When you are ready to start a career or a business that has been calling you, you will know what to do.
I’ve been sharing parts of my world in different places, trying to maintain several blogs because part of me wasn’t ready to merge them all in one place. But I was ready, right before my 43rd Birthday to have every part of me be whole in one place.
Gone is the shiny website – my mission really has become more about giving you and showing you the how to lead you and to guide you to the life that you want by allowing you to see my shadow sides but also the transformation that happened.
Because I know that sometimes you wonder if your life will ever be different, and I am telling you it can be the moment you are ready, but not until then.
The struggle, the pain, and the frustrations are so much part of the journey and you need to dig deep to not just change your mindset but to really own your power and decide you are going to be you. As long as you are still hiding because it’s nice, safe and the secure, you are not going to be ready for the next step, the next phase or the next idea.
So take my mantra “Whenever you’re ready, it’s ready for you”, write it on a post-it note and place it wherever you can see it all the time as a small reminder that your journey is unfolding just as it needs to and that the moment you are ready, things will shift and they will change!
And if you want to be a little bit more of an accelerated path, the From Thought to Action Challenge is here to support you! It’s the place and space where you get the daily accountability and motivation to grow, build and master your dreams and actively turn them into goals!