Some of you may know that I left the classroom this past spring to start my own business, Teach Write, which is dedicated to helping teachers teach writing. This move is exciting, but it has launched me into a sea of uncertainty and doubt as well.
I am quite familar with both fear and excuses, but I am an exceptionally good excuse-maker.
"I must clean the bathroom before I write today."
"It's a bad time to make those cold calls because it's lunchtime."
"I need to do a little more research first."
"I don't know anything about running a business."
At the end of Christy's presentation, they passed out Post-Its and asked everyone to write their excuses down. Then, as we left for the day, we were to put the Post-Its up on the doors, literally leaving our excuses at the door.
See the Post-Its on the glass doors?
Not only did it help us call out our excuses and move them from the shadows into the light of awareness, it also showed us that other women's excuses and fears were also my own.
It reminded me that I am not alone.
What excuses are holding you back from doing something your heart has been calling you to do?
I encourage you to write them down and bring them out of the shadows into the light of awareness where you can walk right through them.