I bought my first house when I was 24 years old.
It was a former drug repo house that was literally a wreck + smelled like urine + and the train tracks were a stones throw away.
But I walked in and all I saw was the beauty I KNEW I could turn it into.
I did not know:::
how to do electrical work
how to lay tile
how to install a toilet
ALL I knew was that I could learn and I was capable of doing hard things.
I spent my weekends crying at the base of that damn toilet as I failed installing it a few times and I got toilet juice on me + painting cabinets because I couldn’t afford to replace them + getting to know the Home Depot staff on a 1st name basis (Hi Greg and Dawn!!).
MY POINT #1:::
I didn’t know what the heck I was getting myself into, but I KNEW that I could figure it out. Not because I’m special (I’m not). But because I believe EVERYONE is capable of greatness if they only can get out of their own damn way and take action!
When my realtor handed me that $60,000 check when I sold that house 2 years later…I walked down the street with happy tears rolling down my cheeks.
And it wasn’t about the money (it never is). It was 100% because I believed in myself just enough to do something most people wouldn’t. I felt pride in that.
MY POINT #2:::
I see you. And I believe in what YOU are capable of in this world. You watch me and think “I can’t do what she is doing!” But girl…you are wrong!!!
I receive messages all.the.time from women that say that they WANT to build a business or do something great with their life (go back to school, move cross country to a city they love, quit their so-so job, etc) yet they doubt their ability.
And really, they are doing what most humans do…allowing fear to drive their life bus.
And while you may SAY you want something, as long as you have this underlying subconscious belief that you are not worthy or capable of actually doing it, that fear is going to continue to drive your life bus down that dirt road toward the city of mediocrity.
And woman, you BELONG over in the city of greatness!
So is taking action scary? Yes.
But do it anyway and you’ll look back a year later and be so grateful you went from “wanting” to “deciding” to change your life!
xo – Marion
PS – Here is a little BONUS for you to inject some power in creating action! Below are my Top 8 personal development books for creating REAL change in your world!! Have you read any of these?? If so, what did you think!?