Stop Feeling Ashamed for Wanting More
By DeAna Fierce
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You find power withing yourself when you decide to stop feeling ashamed for wanting more. Picture this, you are at work minding your own business getting tasks completed. You here your email chime with a new email so you go to your computer to check it and you see its a message from the Vice President of the company saying, to not come into work tomorrow.
Now the first thought is, hallelujah! I got a free day from work…but then as you finish reading the email, reality sets in. The reality that you may not be coming back to work…at all.
Stop Feeling ashamed for wanting more
I received this email on Jan 8, 2020, yep, right at the start of the new year. As I’m getting pumped and ready to slay my goals at the beginning of the year, only to be stopped in fear of possibly not having a job the next day. Now I have been working in corporate America for over 6 years now and within this short amount of time, I have already experienced what lay-off can be like. So I knew what was coming next it was just a matter of which list my name was on. The job or no job. Luckily, I did not lose my job but 26 other employees did. I couldn’t help but think about how that must feel. As each day goes by now I am constantly asking myself these questions.
Am I not tired of being completely disposable to Corporate America?
Is this how I want to live my life?
Why am I conforming to a job that does not allow me to utilize any of my skills and talents?
Talk about an eye-opener, and I mean wide open because as I asked myself these questions and realized one fact.
I have to stop feeling ashamed for wanting more.
The reality is, and I am talking about the bare minimal facts here is that we only get one life. With this one life that we have, it is our responsibility to live it to the fullest. To take chances, learn lessons but live our life to the utmost limit of everything we want to achieve. Clocking into someone else’s dream every day…just doesn’t cut it. I know that I have not walked into my full potential yet because I am living in fear that I won’t be good enough.
After I received the email from my Vice President and knew that less than 24 hours I could be without a job and waiting in the Unemployment Line. I’ve experienced that firsthand to include living over a year on food stamps. Something has to change, and it takes me to decide the type of life I want for myself. Truth is, I have to stop living in the shadows of false job security.
Although I am sharing my story, I can’t help but think of all of the other amazingly talented women who are feeling the same way. You’ve put the time and hard work into someone else’s’ dream business but you are just a number in that space. Constantly feeling a force pulling you from your center core saying, there is more than this. I truly believe that I am not alone, and since I believe this I’m going to say this so that wherever you are, whoever you are can know you are not alone.
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting more for your life. It is your sole duty to reach the highest heights in your life for your life. Only then can you truly purposefully impact the world around you.”
I will continue to take forward steps only, and I hope you join me in doing the same.
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