Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monthly Mantra: March


Welcome to the third month of 2015!  Can you believe we've made it this far already?  I really can't.  There's so much I still haven't done that I had planned to do within the first four months of the year.  The biggest thing is getting my shit together and actually completing one swimsuit.  I have been talking about it for so long but I've been making up excuses as to why I haven't started on it yet.  "I have no time."  "I'm too tired to set up the sewing machine."  "I can't find my measuring tape."  "I need more space."  My list of excuses goes on and on, trust me.

The thing is, the reason behind my excuses is because I'm terrified.  What if it sucks?  What if I can't get the design right?  What if the fit is off?  But mostly, what if it's not as good as everyone else?  There are thousands of people who do the same thing and have the same ideas and dreams that I do.  I'm just making it up as I go and they have so much experience already.  What if mine aren't as amazing as theirs are?  What if I can't live up to that standard?  

All of these things have been holding me back and keeping me from doing something that I've been wanting to do and I can't keep doing that to myself anymore.  I need to stop thinking of everyone else and start thinking about myself, not in a selfish way, but as a way to clear my head and focus my energy on doing the best that I can do, not trying to match or beat someone else.

What has been holding you back?  Who have you been comparing yourself to?  How much happier do you think you'd be if you let those thoughts go?

7 comments:

  1. Good luck with the swimsuit project! You can do it! I think fear of failure holds me back. Also my "realist" attitude. Nevertheless, I felt it was the right time to step up at work so I hope it pays off.

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  2. Good luck with the swimsuit project! You can do it! I think fear of failure holds me back. Also my "realist" attitude. Nevertheless, I felt it was the right time to step up at work so I hope it pays off.

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  3. oooh girl you can do it! I think lately I've been comparing myself to the dreamer + idealist I was in college... like I wish that I wasn't okay accepting whatever my lot in life is right now. you know? I was going to save the world + I think I lost sight of that for a while. ALSO good luck with the swimsuits. I bet they'll be faaaabulous

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  4. We are on the same page! Don't worry about what the other people are doing! I believe that your design will be amazing and people will love it! Just remember that no matter what you will be successful. There will always be a stumble along the way but you just have to push through and keep on going! Let's make this year the year that we start working on our dreams!

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  5. You can totally do it as Ive told you before! And that quote is the truth girl!!

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