I have never been one for self-help books or finding inspiration in them. Honestly, I was definitely one of those people who used to laugh and judge the people who read them. Now I am one of them. My first run-in with a self-help book was #Girlboss. It was so good I couldn’t put it down! She laid everything out and I loved how raw it was.
After #Girlboss I looked for other books like that I would enjoy. Let me tell you I am a picky reader when it comes to non-fiction. While I was pursuing Amazon I came across You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Another book I couldn’t put once I later bought it.
Needless to say, I am slowly building a library of amazing books by amazing women full of incredible inspiration!
Right now I am reading two books at once. The first is You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero and Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba. Both are fascinating and neither I can put down.
This morning I was reading Jen’s book and I came across a line that really struck me. “Clues are all around me!” Now I know that this quote is out-of-place so let me give you the gist of what is going on. This particular excerpt was talking about how powerful our words our. How constantly engaging in negativity can change our reality into whatever we are putting out there.
She goes on to talk about how she constantly told herself that she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. So, in turn, she struggled for several years after, not knowing what to do with her life. She said that she replaced “I don’t know” with the line about “Clues are all around me!” By saying that she opened herself up to receive all the clarity in her life.
I wanted to share this with you because it really hit me hard when I read it. To be honest with you, like brutally honest, I have felt lost myself lately. Actually, over the past couple years I have felt that what I was trying to do with my life wasn’t right. I felt like I was forcing myself to do something that I was never meant to do.
Over the past year my mantra has been “what am I doing?” and “I don’t know what to do with my life”. The thing is the clues have been all around me the entire time. I am a writer, a storyteller, a creator of worlds.
The best advice and inspiration I can give is to follow your heart. Look deep down and see if what you are doing now is what you should be doing. Is it what you want to be doing? Be stupid crazy honest with yourself. Now is the time to take chances. We have one life to live and holding back because you are afraid to be you won’t get you anywhere. I have learned this the hard way.