I've got a simple question for you this week.
It's a question, that when posed to me years ago, elicited an interesting response.
I didn't know whether to punch or profusely thank the person who dared to ask it!
But, when I understood that it was being asked with love, by a person who sincerely wanted me to make my desires a reality, I put down my dukes and opened my heart.
This question called me to the carpet and gave me the opportunity to wake up and take responsibility for the results I was creating on my fertility journey.
Yes. We create our results.
Before you get pissed off and jump to the conclusion I am "blaming" you for not holding your baby by now, stick with me for a second while I ask the question-- trust me, it's worth it.
Where are you playing small?
Stated differently: where are you holding back or getting in your own way?
You might be thinking--"How dare you ask me this Rosanne? I'm eating clean, doing meditations, tracking my basal body temperature like my life depended on it, taking supplements, and getting treatment, how am I possibly playing small? "
Here is where I am going to take a stand for your desires enough to push you.
You know exactly where you are playing small.
...And if you can't see it--dig deeper:
- Is there a conversation you've been avoiding?
- Are you avoiding a viable option for TTC because of some judgment you have?
- Are you being cheap with yourself?
- Do you believe "going all out" in the name of your dreams is for other people and NOT you?
- Are you struggling with feeling worthy of what you want?
- Are you letting other people's opinions matter more than your own?
- Are you letting your ego get in the way of asking for help?
The list could go on.
When you understand how you are playing small on this journey, you give yourself the opportunity to change your results--because you can't possibly keep doing the same old thing and expect something different.
You are smarter than that and YOU DESERVE TO MAKE YOUR MAMA DREAMS COME TRUE.
My ladies take a stand for playing BIG.
They bet on themselves, go full tilt, and courageously commit to the vision they have in their souls for being a Mom-- they know that anything less is a recipe for regret.
Decide you will be one of them.
Change your mindset, change your results.
Intrigued? Here's an exercise to take this to the next level...
Where are you playing small?
Be honest. Be brave. Be open.
Bust out your journal, a scrap of paper, or whatever works for you and answer this question like your life depends on it--in a lot of ways it does.
YOU DESERVE TO BE A MOM.
YOU DESERVE TO MAKE YOUR DESIRES A REALITY.
Playing small will stand between you and the opportunities, possibilities, and chances you have to transform your results on this journey.
Answer the question and take action.
Quit wishing and waiting.
Stretch yourself. Remember, it's about progress, NOT perfection.