Stop waiting to be who you already are
- Melody Eshani.
A while back I saw this quote on twitter by jewelery designer Melody Eshani. I cyber-stalk her life sometimes. She just seems so at peace and confident not to mention beautiful, talented and successful. When I read this it really hit me like a ton of bricks. It surpassed being an “ah ha” moment it was a soul altering moment.
Just think for a moment. Everyday we wake up, get dressed and go out into the world trying to build and be more of something every single day. We constantly are setting goals, meeting deadlines and starting new projects in hopes of getting to the success level that we aspire to be. We call it “The Grind”. Constantly moving, working and striving. With this one quote that sort of changes everything.
“Stop waiting to be who you already are”
Powerful. Why are we waiting? Prolonging and preparing. Saving and resisting. Why cant we just call ourselves the titles that we desire to be. There is a hesitation. We often discredit ourselves. Down play our impact. It goes something like: “I cant call myself this because I have not been doing it for long enough, I have not paid my dues, I don't have the money to get what I really need to be this, I don't have a website, I haven't worked with enough people, My portfolio isn't big enough, Nobody knows who I am, I am so behind right now, I don't know where to start, I don't know if I am good enough...”
It really boils down to the belief deep down inside that we are not good enough. So we wait. I think the wait comes in different forms for different people. Waiting to some is just not starting at all. Waiting is not fully calling ourselves what we are. Waiting is doing things on a small scale because we don't believe we deserve more. Waiting is sabotaging projects with tardiness, unresponsiveness and procrastination. Waiting is being unfocused, starting 5 different projects but not truly finishing any of them. I am guilty of all of this.
So in the eve of the New Year I challenge you to STOP WAITING! You already are an artist, successful musician, best selling writer, wealthy mogul, world renown fashion designer, a killer attorney, the best teacher and much much more. You already are this person so own it. When we try to be less of who we are we fail at stepping into our great destiny.
What do you think? Are you waiting to be something? Share your thoughts.