As I’m sitting down to write this, all I have playing in my head right now is Scar’s song in The Lion King, Be Prepared. Now I’ve never been in the girl scouts, but I’ve always resonated with their motto of being prepared. And I’m gonna give you the most relatable example I can think of.
This one’s mainly for my ladies. How many of you remember getting either a late night or last min text from that guy you liked and then immediately turned your attention to whether or not you’re prepared…’down there’?! Or maybe you just haven’t shaved your legs. We’ve ALL been there and of course there’s never going to be any judgment.
I want to tie this in with that feeling many of us have in different areas of not feeling ready. Not feeling ready to wear the bathing suit or even be intimate with someone because of any negative feelings around our bodies, not feeling ready to commit to something that will lead to the change we’re seeking, not feeling ready to launch a new business or creative project. I can go on. And one of the most common excuses I hear and even held onto for awhile is that “it’s going to take too long.” But I want to remind you of something. The only constant in life IS change and the time will pass anyway, so even if we committed at LEAST 1% of effort, it is something that’s going to move you ahead. That’s always the case I feel, where we look back on all the time that’s passed thinking nothing’s changed in our lives when everything has changed! Maybe how we respond to things, the people we’re surrounded by, and just look at our skin and our bodies – we age!
So as someone who had a major pattern of procrastination, I’ve started implementing new habits little by little. The minute I know there’s something I need to do even if I can’t do it right away, I’ll write it down or put a note with a reminder in my phone. As someone who struggles with working out, I’ve incorporated more stretching and foam rolling to at least make sure I’m taking care of my joints. I’ll take the stairs or park my car further away in a parking lot to get some more steps in. I don’t have a partner in my life right now but I do all the maintenance things, keep myself groomed, and personal hygiene in check because it’s healthy AND I want to be prepared for anything at a moments’ notice, ya know what I’m sayin’? I’ve been better about keeping my home clean and organized because it makes me feel better to wake up to in the mornings and keeps me at piece if I have last minute guests. Let me tell you, I’ve come a long way there. Your girl hates putting away laundry! LOL.
If you’re reading this, you know that a big piece of manifestation is acting as if, and this is that. Keeping your resume in check so you can go after that dream job at a moments’ notice. Loving yourself and taking care of yourself in the way that you want to be loved and taken care of, not to mention for purpose of just making sure you feel good at a moments’ notice! Doing the emotional work and healing now so that you are ready for all the opportunities you’re seeking to find you, including a romantic partner you’re calling in. This is all a big reason I’m passionate about helping people understand the importance of self-awareness and accountability, being able to recognize a limiting belief or pattern AND knowing how to easily and effectively do the work necessary.
It all counts and it all matters, but more than that, you matter and the first and most important person you need to keep your game on point for is yourself!