I have learned a LOT in the past year and a half in my entrepreneurial journey aka my designing my life journey. Even though it is NOT comfortable I have learned that as an entrepreneur we jump off a cliff and build the plane on the way down. A concept I NEVER (ever) agreed with or thought I would ever give in to! I mean, I was a project manager for 15 years we PLAN things, we don’t just jump! I tried and I tried to plan and build the plane before jumping but guess what? You can only fight it for so long! So, here is to embracing the fall and being resourceful to build while free-falling, headfirst!
Having a 15-year career in medical communications I thought I was extremely nimble and gumby like! The industry and client needs are forever changing so you have to adapt quickly and often! On my designing my life journey I realized that even though I was nimble I still had an expectation of perfection from myself. NOW let me tell you that I preach and preach that perfection doesn’t exist yet I still expected it from myself (we as humans are so mean to ourselves <working on changing that>)!
Over the last several months I am learning more and more to just roll with it. To stop expecting perfection and literally just jump and fail forward! I am learning to be less of an uptight perfectionist. I embrace failure (mostly) and learn from it (definitely)! My skin is thicker, my mindset is stronger. I am constantly becoming a better version of me!
I still remember a conversation I had with a very successful childhood friend several years ago; I swore entrepreneurship and business ownership were NOT in my cards. I was NOT that person! I WAS right, I wasn’t that person….at that time! I grew INTO that person! I AM THAT PERSON!
I love every single second of this journey! Even the super low valleys! I celebrate the wins, big and small, I embrace the tears! I stopped judging myself. Everyday I show up, do my very best, and walk this walk of faith and courage. I am so blessed and humbled that I am living God’s vision for my life.