If I had a wildly successful business, I’d have to step up to that. I’d have to step up and educate myself, increase my capacity for receiving, holding and spending large amounts of money.
I’d have to get used to big bills and I couldn’t complain about how they hurt anymore. I’d have to learn how to negotiate large purchases and sales. I’d have to get comfortable with big things and I couldn’t shy away from making big choices anymore.
I’d have to take responsibility for others within my financial sphere of influence too. I couldn’t just coast along doing what I do. I’d have to look past the tip of my own nose to consider others and how my choices impact them.
I’d have to get out there and meet new people who could help me make better decisions with money.
Most of all, I’d have to put down my fear of big things. Big changes. Big responsibilities. Big failures.
I’d have to take that fear in hand and set it aside. I’d have to learn how to walk with that fear, walk despite it gnawing at me. I’d have to look at it and say I see you. No longer could I hide in the comfort of pretending that I don’t know what’s outside these imaginary walls I’ve thrown up.
I’d have to have difficult and uncomfortable conversations with others, and with myself.
I’d have to learn how to make finding the courage in me a habit. I’d have to spend more energy than I do now on getting out of bed in the morning because I’d have meaningful work waiting for me. I’d have to take responsibility and make myself vulnerable. I’d have to open myself up to the possibility of being hurt and I’d have to learn how to live with the hurt I received from my interactions with the world.
I’d have to stop turning a blind eye to the things I don’t want to deal with. Or to the things I don’t like. Because whether I look at them or not, they’re there. And they affect things, they change things, they shape things.
There is a lot of work left to do, and I’d have to rise up to the task of doing it.
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