In the middle of big things, sometimes your success sneaks up on you.
I realize that’s happened to me.
I’m in the middle of big things. Big, huge things that scare the bejeebies out of me, that wake me up in the middle of the night, a voice screaming from somewhere “What are you thinking??? Are you crazy???? You can’t do this!”
My workouts at Crossfit terrify me. I fear the deprivation of clean eating. And the voice sometimes says, “You’re fat! You’re ugly! You have no will power!”
At other times, the voice says, “Oh, here we go again. Another one of your crazy schemes, like that big, paper mache globe your mother built and kept in the living room back in the late 80’s when she went on an environmental kick and you were only allowed to do laundry with baking soda.”
SHUT UP, voice!!!! I know who you are, and you are not worth naming. Get under my heel, where you belong.
Because the success is there.
In the planning of these big things — the launch of my new business called She*s ELEVATED — there is success. In the working out, in the eating right, there is success. In every meeting I choose to enter into, every bead of sweat I choose to release, there is a certain victory.
I am launching this business from nothing. From funds that are coming from my tiny little one-day-a-week-in-the-office paycheck. From an idea I had a long time ago. From the support and encouragement of amazing friends. From nothing to something….and we’ll announce it soon.
I’m blogging about the experience at www.sheselevated.com. There’s a Facebook page (She’s ELEVATED — like us, would you?) and we’re on Twitter (@sheselevated — follow us, won’t you?). We have big, huge dreams at She’s ELEVATED. Dreams about changing the world by elevating women to their higher purpose — their God purpose. Big dreams. Big responsibility. To whom much is given, much is expected.
But success — it pops up where you least expect it. It’s not organic — actually, that’s not right. It is organic, but it must be organically on purpose.
My garden is organic, but it is also purposeful. I tilled the soil. I planted seed. I watered and then I watched. My garden’s success is due to God’s plan, my choice to tend the plan, and the habits I instilled in weeding, tending, watering and yes, watching.
And so there is squash growing in my backyard. Tomato plants are beginning to bloom. Snap peas on the vine.
And because I am doing the work of green smothies and cleaner eating, my gut is smaller and shorts that last year were too tight are this year too loose.
And because I have made a sacrifice of time and energy and money there is a new company blooming — officially incorporated and everything — called She*s ELEVATED. And this company will tend and water and till the seeds that God has planted in the hearts of many thousands of women, God willing.
God’s plan of the seed is one of beautiful, amazing choice. We can feed our seed to the birds. Or we can plant and grow something beautiful.