Just Do It. Possibly the greatest ad copy ever written and the best advice. Nike brand’s message is so true. What are you waiting for?
There are several things that keep women from becoming all they want to be.
One of the biggest things that hold us back is permission. As women, we’re taught to be obedient little girls. As children we were rewarded for good behavior. When we grow up, we’re looking for that same validation. We think we need permission to go after our dreams instead of selflessly supporting others. But you don’t need anyone to tell you it’s okay to dream, to go after your desires. Be confident in your own self, your own style. Decide what you want and go after it guilt free. Don’t let yourself get held back by other people’s perceptions of who you should be. I give you permission to go for it.
Another thing that holds women back is money. You’ll start that business when you have enough money. You’ll follow that dream when you are financially secure. You can’t join that business mastermind because it’s too expensive. Don’t use money as an excuse. Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself. If you can’t afford to take a business class, buy a book. Live the life you want now. I don’t mean you should blow your life’s savings on an exotic vacation. But if you want more luxury in your life, find luxury in your everyday rituals. Find it in the lavender candle you light while you read a good book. Find it in the goat’s milk soap you use to shower. Don’t wait to live because you think you can’t afford it. You can’t afford not to.
Perhaps the biggest thing that holds us back is fear. Whenever you start a new venture or make a big decision, you’re going to be afraid. We all are. There will never be a big moment in your life when you are fearless. You need to learn to face your fears and come through the other side. Fear is part of our journey through life. When you work through fear, you’ll feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Then you can set even bigger goals.
Don’t wait to live your life as your own creation. You are living it right now, this very moment. Are you living it the way you truly want? Don’t put life on hold because you care what someone else may think, or that you can’t afford it, or you’re too fat, or too thin, or haven’t met the perfect man. We make so many excuses for ourselves.
I want to see you live. And only you get to choose how you want to do that.
Just do it.
I also love the Nike slogan. Sometimes it’s all I need to take that first step.