Don’t Give Up!
The path starts looking a lot less clear, and we start to doubt ourselves. Who are we to lead this Good? What if there is someone out there already doing a better job? Where will all this effort and belief lead us? And what about the mortgage payments in the meantime?
Sometimes, we even start to think about other paths that lead us away from our Good Works. Even though we know in our hearts that we’re meant for bigger things, we choose to put our energy into looking for safer, more traditional ways of making a living. Ways that are easier to explain to people, ways that feel secure, easy, and more paved.
We all feel this way sometimes, Do Gooders! Every single one of us. Even those fancy-schmancy Do-Gooders who seem to have it all worked out. Even those folks who you admire the most. All of us feel fear and worry about screwing it all up, of not making the money we need to live, of not having anyone show up to our shindigs and teleclasses. (Even me!)
The bad news is, it’s part of the journey and part of the job of leading people into a better world to feel this way sometimes. Avoiding it is impossible. The good news is, if you’re feeling this way, you know you’re in good company and that you’re on the right path to doing real true Good.
When you feel this way, it is not the time to give up. It’s not a “sign” that you aren’t meant to do your Good Works. Not even close! No, you mustn’t believe those thoughts that equate fear, uncertainty and doubt with the thought of “I cannot…” Because you CAN. Of course you can. Others with much less than you have made it, so you can, too.
Know that you aren’t alone.
Know that the world has waited for the things only you can bring us. Only the message you can share, or the way that you can share it.
Know that you can do this.
And know that I believe in you! And I am one of many who only want to see a spark in you, a whisper of the leader you are so that we can join your cause and fly the flag of change, peace, love, or whatever your message is – out into the world with you.
So no giving up, Do Gooders. One step, then the next. This path will take you to places you cannot imagine, and all you need do is to keep walking forward and trust that the Good you do matters. Every little ounce of it!