When you take action and supposedly “fail”, you’re actually learning valuable lessons. This knowledge will help you to improve things in the future and make your work more effective. Perhaps the second time you get out there, you’ll have more success because of what you’ve learned.

The featured image above this post sort of illustrates it perfectly. I still remember it like it was yesterday.

My hubby and I were on vacay in the South of France when we happened on a terraced cascade. I decided to get on the rock and splash some water around because it was such a hot day.

Of course, I didn’t take into account that the rock was full of dried algae which gets slippery when wet. Now, I’m stubborn, so I didn’t ask for help when I was slipping and sliding. When I tried to get off the rock, my feet slipped and I fell into the stream. 😛

With some help, finally (yes. I learned something from my wet feet. It’s helpful sometimes to ask for help), the second time around I did get out. Result: wet shoes and a lot of laughter. Luckily, because of the great weather, I could dry up in the sun for the next hour and we were ready to continue on our hike.

You can’t really lose when you take action.

The one mistake you CAN make is giving up too soon or deciding not to take action! Realising your dreams can take a little bit longer than you might want (trust me, I know 😉 ). But even if you don’t see the seeds sprouting up yet, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t working hard to grow, below the surface. You just can’t see them yet.

Everything costs more than you think it does and at the same time, it doesn’t.

Time is relative.

It will go a lot faster if you decide to start today.

What is the smallest action you can take, right this minute?

Everyone has the feeling that they should be further along than they are right now. The thing is, you are where you need to be right now. Stop comparing yourself with other people who are doing similar things or different things, whatever kind of stuff, whom, you think, are further along than you.

Decide to see them as a beacon of hope, a sign showing you that what you want is possible and use their example to pull yourself up.

It’s so not useful (and basically pretty shitty to yourself and them) to compare your journey with that of someone else. Every person grows at their own pace, in their own time. That’s why there’s no such thing as a long or short time. It’s your time. Whether you walk like a turtle or run like a gazelle, as long as you take small steps forward you are moving towards your dream.

Be grateful that you decided to spend your time working on your dreams. It doesn’t matter how far along you are right now. Enjoy where you are!

Perfection is an illusion.

So is the perfect amount of time. You are you, with your knowledge, budget, and resources – don’t get caught up in the shiny Instagram pictures you see out there. For one, because it’s not REAL, it’s not all there is (but that’s a whole other discussion). Second, that could be you in the future, but right now, your right now is all right. Get comfortable with good is good enough.

Focus whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, the people you are trying to serve, and get your message out there. Trust that who you are and where you are in your journey is just right where you need to be.

Sure, connect with people who are in a similar boat. Not to compare, but to find support from people who can understand how you’re feeling. But maybe find another source than Instagram.

  • Listen to motivating podcast by women who’ve gone before you.

Keep building yourself up. 

No matter what you do, none of it is going to be a complete disaster. If it doesn’t go well, you’ll learn. If it goes well, …. you’ll celebrate.

Keep going for your dreams!

Adventure Awaits. Love,

Susanna

The Mangrove Concept