The words that you use shape your experiences, and there are some words and phrases that hold you back. They’re like handcuffs, keeping you right where you are; dreaming big and playing small. I’ll bet you know a lot of them, and if we were in a workshop together, we could cover an entire whiteboard in sixty seconds flat.
I was catching up with a friend over coffee when suddenly he got quiet and stared into his cup. Whatever was on his mind, he didn’t want to come right out and say it; instead, he decided to beat around the bush.
I met a friend for coffee a few weeks ago and she told me about a big, exciting idea that she has for a new business venture. She was so excited that she could hardly slow down to take a breath. She shared tons of details which told me she had given it a lot of thought too; staying up late at night, making notes and waking up first thing in the morning with this big idea on her mind. Then I asked the $24,000 question: What are you doing to get started? Can you hear the crickets? Apparently this was an idea for “someday.” I was left wondering, what’s really stopping you from making someday today?