Here’s an excerpt from the Oola Guys:
Challenge 11: Replace self-sabotage with courage.
We all have goals that we’re set on accomplishing – the goals we pursue relentlessly until we accomplish them. No failure, pain, heartache, or challenge will keep us from it.
Then there are things that we believe we can’t do. These are the good things in our lives that we don’t feel worthy or capable of for some reason.
Today’s #OolaYLChallenge is to replace your doubt with 20 seconds of courage.
So, my number one goal is…to do it all 😂😂😂
Yeah. So, that one may take more than courage over self-doubt. But, in all seriousness…beyond being the best wife, mother and Soldier I can be…my number one goal these days is to achieve Diamond rank with Young Living because 1) what it means for my team and the information, resources and support I’ll be able to provide in helping them chase their dreams and achieve their own life-changing ranks 2) what it means for my family in terms of time together in the future (both Drew and I fully retired and focused on our health and being there for our kiddos) and 3) what it means for my family financially (more travel, higher quality adventure, more opportunities for education and adventure and zero debt or pressure to stay in the 9-5 grind after the Army).
Every little setback…every slow month…every “good idea” that doesn’t pan out like I thought…I get this nagging voice in my head that tells me it’s a pipe dream, I don’t deserve it and I’m not good enough (as a leader, as a person, you name it). Then I get down on me and inevitably all that negative energy spills over and poisons the well in every part of my life and worse yet…it effects all those relationships listed above which are the very essence of WHY I pursue this.
Its time to break that ugly, vicious cycle. It’s time to believe what I say to my team…it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t happen overnight. I mean, really? We are such a blessed team to have leaders who’ve shown us those possibilities but even if my journey doesn’t look like theirs….1) it’s still well above average (Gold is normally a 54 month journey….I did it in 29) and 2) IT IS GONNA HAPPEN. Maybe not in my time….but He always finds a way to remind me that His timing is always perfect. So, why am I sitting around sulking when I should be enjoying the ride?
So…Drew is at the park with the kiddos and the diffusers are going full blast (one is Fun, Balance, Lemon and Lime…the other is Orange, Release and Stress Away) and I’m just breathing it all in as I work on a post for my larger team’s Executive mentorship geoup. I’ve been procrastinating on a project for them because I mean….who am I to mentor? But, you know what? I have unique skills (because I am fearfully and wonderfully made) and I HAVE achieved milestones they are still running for…so why not? Eeep!
Oh! And because I talked money….I gotta share this IDS with you. But, I don’t mind and I ain’t shy about it. It knocks me out of my funk every time I look at it and dream about what’s to come 😍