The “not yet” myth

It’s always a difficult question for those striking out in business — do I need a website? This is, of course, quickly followed by a multitude of other questions and doubts that all come together in one — Do I have any idea what I am doing?

I have decided that I don’t have much of an idea what I am doing or what it will become or even what I want it to become, but I also know that I don’t want to define it now by why it isn’t yet. The simple fact that five years ago I would have never imagined I would be here, a yoga instructor, leads me to never assume where I might be or want to be in the next few years or 20 years.

How often do we restrain ourselves because of the “not yet” myth. “It’s not ready yet…..I’m not a big enough name yet….I don’t have a big enough following yet…..I don’t have it all mapped out yet….I don’t have a brand built yet. …”

Does a magic switch flip when it is the “right time,” when the magical “yet” has arrived?  It’s a leap for a reason; the result is unknown. The “not yet” belief is a very handy reason to hold ourselves back. It doesn’t mean that we might not fail. We could totally fall on our faces. In this instance, I might totally fall on my face (let’s be real, I fell on my face the other day working on a variation of crow pose, so it wouldn’t be something new for me!) But it’s worth the risk for several reasons, the main one being that I also might not. I might not fall on my face, which means I will have some success and fun learning something new and sharing this love of yoga with more people. And if I fall, so be it. Sometimes the whole point was the leap.

What’s your leap?
What’s your “not yet” myth?

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I help busy career and family-focused individuals feel stronger by putting themselves back on their priority list and into their schedules. I value community and safe yoga, laid-back and heart-forward practices. 500 E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance with over 500 hours of accredited training and 2,500 hours of leading yoga and meditation for my community. Online Yoga Concierge, Owner: You, Yourself, and Yoga in, Kirksville, MO

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