For nearly three decades, a dear friend of mine was a flight attendant on a major airline flying long-haul routes. He would tell this funny story: At the end of an especially long, customer service-challenged flight, when they would come down the aisle for that last time with the garbage bags, saying “your trash, your trash,” what they were really thinking (and actually saying), was “you’re trash, you’re trash!”
This post is not about the joys of flying. It is, however, about your trash. Your head trash, that is.
Because, your head trash is what keeps you stuck; it’s what keeps you from launching your business, writing your book, advancing your career, getting in shape, finding a mate, speaking your truth; it’s what keeps you from sharing your gifts with the world; it’s what keeps you from living your very best life.
- I’m not ready
- I’m not enough
- I’m not worthy
- I need more training
- I need more experience
- I need a degree
- I need another certification
And no one escapes them.
Tony Robbins suggests that the two primary questions that every human being struggles with are: “Am I enough?” and “Will I be loved?”
Brené Brown, in her beautiful book, The Gifts of Imperfection, says that every single one of us comes face to face with self-doubt; that every single one of us questions our worth; that no one escapes that worry that someone will find out that we are a fraud.
So… recognizing that you’re not that “special,” that you’re not alone, that every single one of us struggles; every single one of us confronts these fears and doubts… the only relevant question then is this: What are you going to do now?
Even in the face of fear and doubt: What action will you take? What commitment will you make?
The time will never be right. You will never feel ready. There will always be more that you could do.
But the clock is ticking; and the world is waiting for you.
Don’t waste another moment.
Step up. Step out. Get busy. Start now.