Are You Embarrassed?



About 2 years ago I was introduced to Brendon Burchard during the Hay House Summit and I took an instant liking to him and his way of thought. He has a real straight shot way of speaking but it’s often surrounded in humor to make it easier to swallow. He’s definitely in the right field because his words have a way of sticking with me and given his huge success, I am not the only one.

Shortly after finding him, I saw this quote:



It reminded me of another quote, this one by Jon Acuff:

”Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”

This is a problem that crosses all generations.  It’s not new…although I’m sure it’s more relevant in this day of social media exposure where all we seem to see are the successes that appear to happen over-night, but let’s be real, people have always thought the grass was greener somewhere else, or for someone else.

My point is that we all have to start where we are. It’s ok if life looks easier for others. It’s ok to look at what someone else has accomplished or achieved and wish that we were where they are. It’s o.k to have a dream that seems unreachable because…how the hell do you get over that hill?

But if we stop there and allow comparison, a comparison that isn’t even on a comparable chart to stop us from chasing our dreams, to slow our roll because we are not as good, as successful, as big, as we want to be, well that’s just ego keeping us in our safe little space.

I don’t know about you, but my safe little space starts to feel a little claustrophobic and smushing myself inside of it seems like a big old waste of time and talent.

I’m choosing to jump out of my safe little space…all jazz hands and ta-da’s and work for my dream. Make no mistake, it’s a choice. A tough one! But what’s the alternative?

To stay small and smushed because you are not quite there yet?

Nah…. we can’t do that!

So, I’m challenging you to jump out of your safe little space and go after that dream. Don’t let the fear of starting small stop you. Just dig in. Get all kinds of dirty and watch your dream grow.

Kindly, with love and light~


If you would like to learn more about Brendon Burchard:

Official Site of Brendon Burchard

12 thoughts on “Are You Embarrassed?

  1. I have done a lot of this, this year and although it’s scary, it’s necessary.

    “Don’t let the fear of starting small stop you. Just dig in. Get all kinds of dirty and watch your dream grow.”


  2. I love these quotes. They are so true! I often find myself wanting to crawl back into the edge of my comfort zones and it’s usually because I’m comparing myself to someone else when the reality is, I have no clue how long it took them to get there. I love how Marie Forleo says “The world needs that special gift that only you have”. We are all unique and all have something to share if we could get over the fears. xx

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  3. As the saying goes and it’s so true, “comparison is the thief of joy” and it really benefits no one. We’re all on our own individual journeys, doesn’t matter what stage we’re at. Go for it Nikki. Love that you’re back. xx

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