You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt said: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” I believe she was talking about overcoming our resistances to living authentically and passionately — living in Juicy Joy. I mean, there’s really no point in doing a bunch of stuff you think you cannot do unless those things will expand you and propel you toward your dreams. These “things we think we cannot do” are the obstacles that keep us from our Juicy Joy. And it’s hard to force ourselves to do them! Sometimes it feels impossible. When that’s the case, it’s time to ask: How committed are you to living the richly textured life you crave? Do you believe, deep down, that you deserve that life? If not, why don’t you deserve it? Nothing good can come to you until you first believe that you deserve to have it. So if you can’t yet bring yourself to “do the things you think you cannot do,” take an honest look at your beliefs about how much joy, abundance, bliss, and adventure you deserve. Getting clear on that is one of the most powerful steps you can take toward claiming your Juicy Joy and stepping into your glorious, gutsy self. (Today is definitely a day for “teaching what I need to learn” about Juicy Joy.)