Your heart knows. Your soul knows. The only blessed thing you have to do is listen and go after IT. Whatever IT is for you. Ignore the lies your head’s been rattling off to you for decades. You know…stuff like, you’re not good enough, you can’t make any money at it, you’ll pursue it later when you have more time. These are tired, stupid old stories from another time when your brain received faulty programming. Did you hear me? Faulty programming. It’s your job to re-program your mind with the truth. Real brilliant sizzling truth. The truth that you’re amazing. The truth that your heart and soul want you to take action and go after life like you’re meant to.
You’re not doing anyone any good when you play small or crank that inner light down to a flicker. I know. I’ve been afraid of going after my writing life, because I told myself there were millions of writers out there who were much better than I. So why would I go after something that I can’t have? Something I suck at. Ridiculous, right?
When I turned 39 years old, I said the hell with it and applied to an MFA program. My first thought was, “I’ll never be accepted.” Two seconds after I read the acceptance letter, my second thought was, “It must not be a very good school.” And then when I started the program, surrounded by all these kickass writers, my third thought was, “How did I get into this program?” Don’t you just want to reach through the computer and give me a good slap! Old old old tapes were playing in my head. If you’re not rushing into your life with passion-filled gusto, you have your own tapes that need to be yanked out and thrown into the wood stove. Do it. This will make room for the real truth. And by the way, I was scared out of my wits when I started that MFA program. And it stretched me and grew me in ways I never imagined possible. It was a life-changer…the scariest moves always are.
Here’s a secret: Whatever you love to do, want to do, do on your free time, and would do for free, you are GOOD at…perhaps even great or would be if you spent the kind of time you’d like mastering whatever IT is. I may not be Mark Twain, but I love to write. So here’s me putting myself out there by creating this blog and a website. People kept urging me on to start a blog. But what was I going to write about? And then one day it hit me. From the time I was a small child, I used to chant this mantra, “My desire is to inspire.” As a therapist, life coach and writer, my goal is to help people believe in their dreams, believe in themselves, and believe they are worthy of creating their one wild beautiful life.
STOP procrastinating. STOP listening to the faulty tape. JUST DO IT! And if you’re not sure what it is, but feel in those quiet moments that there is something more waiting for you to pluck from the sky, listen. If you’re stuck, check out my passion test workshops on my website: susanecasey.com. I can and will help you get clear so you can stop wasting time. Find me a person on the planet that doesn’t want to be happy, a person who doesn’t want to wake up, throw the covers off and leap into their day. We ALL want that and we ALL can have it. There is no ONE person who deserves a more abundant life than another person. Read that line again and again until you believe it. Now, get up, go stand in the mirror and stare at your badass beautiful self and say, “I’m worthy of an abundant sizzling amazing life and today I choose to go after it!”
I’d love to hear about a time in your life when you said YES to that inner voice!