If I knew then what I know now… something we’ve heard a million times for sure! But, I really think our kids can be given so much power. So much knowledge and confidence.
I wish my parents had given me more confidence and internal belief in myself. Honestly, I think it took me 50 years of living to finally start to feel it. By “it” I mean the power. The feeling that anything is possible. The ability to set goals and (really high goals) and achieve them.
When I was growing up I never thought I could be highly successful income wise. I never thought someone like me would be able to earn over $100k a year. I thought you had to be a doctor, and actor or a professional athlete to make that much money. My parents never taught me anything about how the world of entrepreneurship works. They were not entrepreneurs. Their parents were farmers, but never highly successful (as in making great money). They made enough to get by and pay the bills and save some for retirement. But they never made a lot of money.
I never even thought about being able to make money the way I do today. I didn’t understand the power of action and the power of the mind.
I think our kids will have such an advantage, starting young, to see that the sky is the limit. I hope they grab onto it young and don’t wait till they are 50 (like I did)! I hope they can take the ball and run with confidence knowing that whatever they dream, they can achieve.
Of course it takes hard work and drive. It takes dedication to the process. But I want to help teach them that process. I want to give them what I never got.
All of a sudden things are becoming more clear on my purpose. My vision of my life is molding into shape.
Being alcohol free definitely awakens something in my soul. It gives me renewed purpose and hope. Today is day 23 for me AF and I couldn’t be happier. I feel like I’ve been regaining little bits of me each day. I cannot wait to see where the journey takes me.
I’m not stopping this time. I’m finally going to live up to the name of my blog, which I named 5 years ago! I have failed time after time, but I’m not done. I’m going to break through and succeed this time. I have found my purpose(s) and they are strong this time. I am here to be a role model to my kids, my husband, my staff, my team. I want to be the best, happiest me I can be. And I want to guide my kids better than I was guided.
That’s my big why. I finally found it.