It’s real now. I’ve told people. That feels huge; like there’s no turning back. It feels equally liberating, exciting and terrifying.
When I’m feeling uber-confident about what I’m planning I give people the whole shebang about what I intend to do: Couchsurfing, visiting 50 states, writing a book about my journey, doing all this in just six months, the lot.
What sometimes dictates how confident I’m feeling about it all is how the previous person I told reacted when I told them. I’ve had reactions ranging from hugs and excitement, to ‘You’ll never be able to do it because…xyz’. From concerned scowls, to giddy slaps on the back.
Obviously it’s a pretty big thing that I’m planning to do. So my confidence wobbles when people reel out the reasons why I won’t succeed. But all I need to keep me progressing towards my goal are those little shots in the arm of positivity.
These take different forms. The positive reactions of course, but also seeing things like this comment. These keep me pushing forward and help me feel that I CAN DO IT!
Here’s the comment from Believe & Achieve:
“A year ago I had a little thought “Wouldn’t it be great if I could run health weekends that give people the whole package enabling them to change their lives and find real health and happiness” 12 months later, lots of hard work, great support from family and friends and never ending belief and it is a reality. And the best bit? This is just the tip of the iceberg – if I can achieve this much in such a short space of time, what can happen in 2 years? 5 years? What will you have achieved in that time? You can have anything you want – decide, plan, action and believe. Simple.”