March 6, 2012

Not gonna listen…

I’m working on a new venture, one that has me scared and excited and (mostly) scared. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and this afternoon I made a very important decision about this effort.

I’m telling the voice in my head to kiss off.

You know that voice – the one that says you’ll never succeed, that the odds are against you, that you don’t know what you’re doing, that you don’t have what it takes, that you’re not smart enough/experienced enough/talented enough/marketable enough, that so many people who are smarter/better/more experienced/more talented/bigger/faster/stronger than you have tried and failed, that voice that never, never, NEVER shuts up. Three-year-olds have nothing on that voice.

That voice can kiss my keystrokes.

Maybe I won’t succeed. Maybe there are thousands of other people out there that can do this better/faster/more successfully than I can.

But none of them are me. And if I don’t try this now, I probably never will. So what if I have to end the summer selling race programs at Prairie Meadows?

At least I can tell the voice in my head that I tried. And that’s what counts most of all.

Leave a comment to Not gonna listen…

  1. Preach it, GIRL!

  2. I’m proud of you, Ivey, as you embark on this new adventure. I’ll always remember that when I interviewed you, you said you kept a spreadsheet of all the things to do on your trips to London. I knew at that moment…you needed to be a MAG EA 🙂 – Shannon

  3. How true and well said, Ivy! I read this to Mark, who left his job back in November to start his own business. He has the same thoughts still, but is so mach happier and fulfilled. Llife is to short to never follow your heart and wake one day to the realization it is too late to try.

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