Ever feel like you're constantly behind? Is your work stressing you out to the point that it's ALL you can think about? If so, been there, done that!
I'm an extreprenuer, so the only deadlines I have are the ones I make up. The only projects I have are the ones I want to do.
My Flow to Go program was my first BIG project and it almost killed me. I'm grateful for that experience because it showed me that I CAN DO HARD THINGS, but once it was finally done, I spent some time in reflection.
I know doing something for the first time is hard. There's a learning curve that has to take place and most people don't follow their dreams because of that very thing. But there was something different about this project that made me feel like I was losing it. Why did I feel the need to stare at a computer for HOURS, REFUSING to be done until I figured this one thing out? Why did pushing the launch date out a month make me feel sad and like a failure? Why did I feel like I was constantly behind when I was the one setting the time table?!?! Why all the anxiety?!?!
Here's what I learned:
I was working from an unmet need. The project itself was for my students, but the way I worked at it was from an unmet need. If I'm honest, I was trying to prove that my business is worth something. And when I work from an unmet need, I will always struggle. I will always feel behind and like what I'm doing isn't good enough....even if I work 24/7 and it's PERFECT!
BUT when I work from PURPOSE, my work is enough. When I work from purpose, I can set things down and come back with fresh eyes. I can take a breather if I need to. It doesn't mean I work less or even differently. What changes is how I FEEL about my work.
Working from PURPOSE doesn't change your work ethic, it changes your attitude about it. So if you are struggling with your work: whether it be a brick and mortar business or staying home raising good humans, check in with yourself. How do you feel about your work? If you're anxious or not good enough, take some time to reflect on why. Because...
You are already worthy. You are already good enough. You don't have to work harder. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. You are enough!