May your choices reflect your Hopes not your Fears.
After my heart attack and open heart surgery at 33 years old, I spent over 10 years living in fear. 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Non-stop. It consumed me.
I would have anxiety waking up in the morning wondering if that was the day I would have another heart attack and die and leave my children. I would have panic attacks throughout the day. I would go to sleep at night wondering if I would be lucky enough to wake up the next morning.
I would cry on my way to work and cry on my way home because I didn’t understand why this health crisis had to happen to me so young. I just wanted everything to go back to the way it was.
What I didn’t realize at the time was that all of that needed to happen to get me to where I am today.
One day, about 4 years ago, I decided that I had had enough.
I was tired of living in fear.
I was tired of living with anxiety all the time.
I was tired of crying.
I was tired of wondering if that was the day I was going to have another heart attack and die.
So, I decided to start doing things that scared the living s%#t out of me and see what would happen.
I started exercising more and Changing my eating habits.
I hired a coach who wasn’t afraid to push me out of my comfort zone.
I started doing Video.
I got on a plane ON MY OWN and went to the INMAN conference in NYC on my own – not knowing anyone there. Knowing there was no one there to help me if I had a crisis.
…and I was fine.
I started doing anything I could to challenge myself and see what negative thing would happen if I did it.
…,Nothing bad happened.
So I continued to do things out of my comfort zone, month after month…. and nothing bad happened.
In fact, everything good started to appear. The world began to look like a whole new place.
New opportunities appeared. New friendships appeared.
I began to realize that if I wanted to make my hopes and dreams come true, I had to make choices that would finally support my hopes and dreams of coming true instead of choices that played into my fear.
Then it was time to hone in on what success meant to me….
I focused on making choices that supported the dream and realized it was far more attainable than I realized.
I began to realize that it was okay for me to map out my future because I was alive and well and would take full advantage of this 2nd chance at life that I’d been given.
NO MORE EXCUSES.
I had to come to the understanding that the driving force behind what I do, say and think will be influenced by my hopes and optimism rather than my fear and negativity.
It’s about the power you give away when you live in fear.
And the power you take back when you pick hope over fear and to have your choices reflect it!
So much more to come that I look forward to sharing with you ❤️