Take any opportunity for self knowledge
On a daily basis we are given all sorts of opportunities for self knowledge. It’s up to us whether we make the most of those opportunities to learn about ourselves or whether we choose to ignore them.
Once you start a new venture you really begin to look long and hard at who you are. This includes your beliefs, your skills, your abilities … and sometimes what you believe about yourself really get questioned.
There have been times throughout my journey of creating an online business when I have questioned my abilities. This is usually when I’m in the middle of a steep learning curve and feel overwhelmed with all the information that I need to absorb. Maybe you’re like me and when you’re faced with doubt about what you’re capable of achieving, you compare yourself with others and their progress. Unfortunately when we do that, we usually come out worse off.
It doesn’t matter what others are doing and what journey they’re on. It’s not a race. What we need to remember is that we are taking charge of our lives by taking action. That action is usually motivated by a need to create more fulfillment in our lives, and we don’t need to worry about what others are doing. We only need to be concerned with our journey.
Unfortunately many people would rather stay unfulfilled than change their journey. The fears that people face around change have been well documented. Fear of failure, fear of loss of income, fear of what others think, fear of rejection … the list goes on and on but really what most of these fears come down to is that any change means moving outside of what we believe about ourselves and where we fit in our world.
Once we start to expand ourselves, people near us can get scared and try to give us advice. They say they are trying to protect us but the reality is they are often scared of who we might become, how we might change and perhaps they even fear how they may fit into our new lives once we start growing and learning.
New Learning = new confidence
When you start learning new skills such as an online business education, you remember just how exciting it is to be learning something new. If gives you new focus, it opens you up to all sorts of awareness, including self-knowledge. You learn information to which you have never been exposed before and it gives you confidence as you can feel yourself growing and expanding. It’s exciting stuff!
This new knowledge also changes the way you see the world and how you fit in it. It’s interesting as it’s a subtle movement but slowly you realize that some aspects of your life that you once thought important start to lose their attraction, and they are replaced with new possibilities. This might sound a bit airy-fairy but it’s true!
Who you are will always keep evolving as you move through life – your job is keep learning about yourself and always be open to new opportunities when you are ready, and when they present themselves.
Enjoy the journey!