Especially because & in spite of. (aka, how to follow your heart)

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I’m tired.

I have too much to do.

It’s really hard.

But I have kids.

But I have so many things on my to-do list already.

But I’m not good at this.

I just don’t have time right now.

When things settle down.

I don’t know what to do first. Or next.

I’m scared.

I don’t have enough money.

It’s harder than I thought.

Especially because, and in spite of all of this you MUST still follow your heart. You will have these thoughts. They are not a reason to not do what you are meant to do. Your brain will try to convince others (and yourself) that they are perfectly good reasons to stop your forward progress (or not even begin).

They are not. They are your to-do list to greatness. They are your price of admission to the life you want to live. They are only thoughts. Not immovable truths.

And anyone who agrees with your brain is not on the side of your heart.

What we should all say when presented with this information is,

“Ok. So how will you do it DESPITE this?”

Stephanie Sheldon