By A. Yanina Gomez, PhD
For the 80’s lovers… I bet you’re already singing “I’ve been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life…” by the rock band Foreigner. Don’t deny it, it’s OK! So, I’ll give you a moment of privacy and once you’re done singing or humming, I’ll be right here waiting for you.
“I am sorry to burst your bubble BUT I am NOT talking about that kind of wait.”
I am talking about the waiting period that you put on yourself when it comes to living the life and career you really want. It’s when you have a burning desire to advance your career by pushing yourself harder, yet you keep on waiting for the PERFECT moment to do it.
If I would had waited for the perfect moment to launch this website, I would still be waiting. Between taking care of my family, running the Art NXT Level, which is our other business, and coaching professional/career women one-on-one among others there was NO space for a new project of this magnitude. When the idea about this website popped into my head, I simply fell in love with it and was totally fired up. At that time, I had two options;
1. Add another massive project to my schedule and perhaps reach my point of insanity.
2. Simplify my lives by prioritizing, letting go some things and focusing on the project.
Well, as you know, I chose option #2! I was like… that’s a humongous project, something has to go! My husband and I began to simplify our lives and schedule things so they can get done. We let go quite a few things here and there. Hence, Dr. Yanina Gomez was born!
If we were to wait for the perfect time to launch this site, I would still be waiting. Worse, I would’ve probably never met you.
Put a stop on the “I’m waiting for the right time” parasite.
Do you want to be a better person or a better mother? Do you have plans to start your own business? Start planning, strategizing, taking action and expect an amazing outcome. The truth is that you will face one of the two; a “failure” or success. If you face a “failure,” there will be invaluable lessons learned. At the very least, you will definitely learn what does not work, right? And you will have an advantage over others who are going through a similar situation. You will still be alive and will still have a brain to brainstorm and execute other possibilities.
One More Thing…
Be aware of the dream killer known as “THE COMFORT ZONE.” Our comfort zone is our worst enemy because it’s a false protective bubble that gives you the illusion of contentment and satisfaction.
We have learned that if a situation, idea, opportunity, etc. is uncomfortable but possible you should GO FOR IT! As long as you’re not breaking the law or hurting others of course! Like many successful people say: It is when you go outside of your bubble that magic starts to happen!
IT’S TIME to burst that bubble! Get out of that paralyzing comfort zone and act on your dream or idea! Picture a crowd chanting… “Wait no more! Wait no more! Wait no more!”
So, what are you waiting for to commit to that amazing idea that has been circulating in your head? What are you waiting for to begin living the life and career you really want?
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