You've always known.
What everyone says don't worry about. What everyone tries to shame you about. What everyone calls you crazy for.
It's actually the opposite, isn't it?
You're the one who's always known what's really going on.
You knew before he left.
You knew before he cheated.
You knew before he checked out.
That feeling you have in your dysfunctional workplace. That feeling you have when you’re around your old and tired family dynamics. That feeling you have around certain people that you just can’t shake.
More than almost anything else we talk about, I work with women who are finally realizing they can trust themselves, that they aren't just crazy, that they actually have a gift for seeing and knowing the truth of what's really going on - if only they can believe it themselves.
And when they do, it's changing every area of their lives.
Instead of hiding, and playing small, and keeping it all in for the sake of not rocking the boat or making anyone else uncomfortable (because that's what we were told mattered more than speaking our truth for as long as we’ve been here), we’re learning the power in choosing to believe and give ourselves the benefit of the doubt instead of everyone else.
Even this. Even now.
Yes, it’s scary to realize you might know more than you’ve been told you do. Yes, it can be terrifying to realize that no, they didn’t know better than you then and they still don’t know better than you now.
But there’s something beautiful that can come of this by you recognizing the old ways of thinking aren’t working anymore. That maybe it’s time for a stronger, more accurate version of yourself to emerge who DOES know better than the ones who were supposed to.
Maybe it’s time for you to step up and fill the shoes you were saving for someone else who turned out to be a whole lot weaker than you’ve ever been. Maybe it’s time that you allow yourself to be that woman you’ve always been!
You, girl. You.
Stop playing small.
Stop looking for someone else to save you.
Stop looking to everyone else to know better and be better than you.
You’re that person. You were always that person. It’s only because everyone else saw your potential and knew what you just might be capable of, given the chance, that they never set you free to find out.
Can you see that?
It wasn’t about you; it was about how uncomfortable they would be with you standing in your power, living up to even half your potential to be the force you’ve always been underneath.
Stop waiting for them. Stop listening to them. Stop letting them keep you questioning whether you can trust yourself.
You knew then and you still know now.
It’s not about anything you do out there. It’s all right here in your beautiful mind. There is no battle out there!
And if there ever was a time to find out, it’s now. Right here, right now, at home, by yourself, in this time we’re all being given a chance to see what we might not have been able to see before.
I’ve got you, girl. Reach out and let me know how I can help you today. You’re never, ever alone here!
How about you, Gorgeous? What are you now realizing you've always known, all along? Share it with us in the comments below!