“Insight is Cute but Action is Drop Dead Gorgeous” | #yearofme
I had one of the most life-changing weekends in my entire life and I realize that sounds super dramatic, but I’m not exaggerating. I had the opportunity to attend the Build an Awesome Brand workshop put on by Alison Faulkner from The Alison Show on Friday and my life has been changed in so many ways. Everything from here on out in my life is going to be different. I’m still wrapping my head around some of the things I learned about myself and still sorting through all the emotions that were dug up through the workshop, but I can tell you this now: I’ve never felt so sure or confident that I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing by writing on this little blog. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting me and being here.
I used to write monthly goal posts on here, but those are now going to be sent out on the Vibrant Vibes email list on Wednesday (so if you want to read about those, make sure you’re subscribed to receive those emails here!) Instead, I thought I would change it up a little and try to share something a bit more meaningful and inspirational when a new month comes around – so I’m excited to share a new series called “Monthly Motto.” I hope that these mottos stick with you throughout the month and inspire you to stretch and grow as I hope they will for me!
So, without further ado, here is July’s Motto:
“Insight is Cute but Action is Drop Dead Gorgeous.”
I can’t take credit for creating this motto – it’s a fun mixture of words from Ru Paul and Alison from the Alison show. It’s something that Alison said several times throughout the workshop on Friday, to the point where we were chanting it aloud with her every time she started saying it. Talk about empowering. And really, this motto has stuck with me every day since Friday and it’s exactly what I need to remember as I go into a new month.
Insight. Defined, it means a deep understanding of a person or thing. When have you last experienced gaining insight? Was it learning about a political movement in your country? Was it having a profound spiritual experience in a place of worship? Was it during a deep life conversation with a trusted friend or partner? When is the last time you gained insight about yourself? Did it stop you in your tracks? Did it make you take pause? Did it take your breath away?
I feel like I’ve been in this stage of life for the last six months (ever since I declared it the #yearofme) of consuming as much self-development content as possible. I’ve been learning about the law of attraction and manifesting and self-limiting beliefs. I’ve been gaining a TON of insight into myself and identifying why I am the way I am and why I believe the things I do. I’ve learned
I’ve gained a lot of insight into myself in the last six months. And this weekend, I gained a lot of insight into my business. It was real cute.
But it’s time to stop being cute. It’s time to be Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.
And by that, I mean it’s time to take ACTION on that insight!
Here’s the thing: Insight is pretty much pointless if we don’t take action on it. What’s the point of developing a deeper understanding of ourselves or of others or of the world if we don’t DO anything with that insight? It’s useless. In fact, it’s less than useless – it’s harmful. How can we, as humans, have insight on what we can do to be better in our lives or in the world, and not take action on it? What does that say about us?
So why don’t we take action? I’ve thought about this a lot over the last few days – what prevents me from taking action on all the insight that I’ve gained?
At first, I thought “Well, I just don’t have the time to act on those insights and make those changes.” But that’s a lie.
Then I thought “I don’t have the energy to act on those insights and make those changes.” Closer, but still not the truth.
Here’s the truth: I’m afraid. Taking action on that insight means admitting that I still have room to grow. It means that I have room for improvement. It means I have to make changes, and changing is hard. I’m a creature of habit and I resist change like I resist wearing socks – aka, I hate it. Change is painful and action takes effort. Why would I want to do something hard and potentially painful when I can stay comfortable and cozy in the life and ways I have now?
Because I don’t want to be cute anymore. Being cute is for children. I’m a woman. I want to be drop. dead. gorgeous.
What action are you going to take this month?
Let me know in the comments below – and hey, if this post resonated with you in any way, I’d love it if you pinned it or shared it with your friends!
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