Looking for that Touch of Magic to go after your dreams? It takes guts to put yourself on the line and to say “I am going to try something and it could fail. I’m going to put my time and energy into this. I am going to actually go for it. I am going to throw myself out there and I could be ridiculed, rejected, or run out of money.” So we don’t do it. We go along with the status quo. We get comfortable.
And then we don’t push ourselves because we value comfort over growth.
The people who believe in the Touch of Magic and who know all the risks but try anyway are the ones that really want it. And yes, it is scary to start. It is scary to take the leap.
When I started this blog, I had thought about doing it for years. YEARS. Literally over 10 years I kept thinking “You know, I really should start writing about my experiences. They may help someone struggling out there.” But there was never enough time. Never enough money. I had all kinds of excuses. But the reality was that I didn’t have enough courage. I was too self-conscious to put anything less than the best out in the world. So I would start to write something, and if it wasn’t PERFECT, absolutely perfect, then I didn’t post it. Instead, I would spend more time thinking about doing it. I rationalized to myself that since I wasn’t the best out there and since no one knows who I am, then it’s not worth trying. So I delayed starting. Years went by and I put “start website” on my goal list for 5 years. Never actually getting it done.
Then when my Mom died, the sense of urgency came to the forefront of my mind. I realized that I didn’t have the luxury of all these years to get started. That it needed to happen now. That life is short. That someday will never come.
I had to become vulnerable enough to share my experiences. So I started writing. I stopped worrying so much about what I sounded like and I just wrote. After a few weeks of consistently writing, I got an email from a man who said he was suicidal and then read one of my posts and he realized he wasn’t alone. My words and my experience helped someone!
It was at that point that I knew that if nothing else ever came of writing this blog, then at least I had helped one person.
That Touch of Magic may look like having some courage to just start. It is so cliché but it is true. When we start with where we are, even though we don’t have it all figured out, things will start to flow.
The Touch of Magic will start to appear.
What are you scared of right now? How can you move towards that? Discomfort is your growth! It’s where the Touch of Magic will come to life.