Why does starting something new start out looking so UGLY?
Do you hate to start a new project or do something new because you just KNOW it’s going to look terrible?  We don’t want to look like we’re a mess, we certainly don’t want to be in the middle of a mess, and we certainly don’t want to be in a position where we are uncomfortable, right? 
I was pondering this today as I started scraping the peeling paint off the side of my house.  Oh my GOSH!   My house looks worse.  My deck is covered in paint chips. I’m covered in dust, and with the heat today…can I just say YUCK!!  
But now that I’ve started, it’s easier to keep going.  I’m proud of myself that I haven’t procrastinated until the summer is over. I’ve totally made progress even if it’s just a little. This has been a project I’ve had on my summer list for years…why did it take me so long to even start?  Fear!   Fear of making a bigger mess, fear of not being able to complete it, fear of not being enough, and let’s be honest, scraping paint is going to make me REALLY uncomfortable, itchy, sore muscles, HOT..do I need to go on?   
So how does this relate to stopping patterns of pain in your life?   Is what you are currently doing working for you?  Are you going to need to step outside your comfort zone?  
Life changes when YOU do!  When you change the impossible becomes POSSIBLE.  This is how I’ve gone from patterns of pain with near-constant migraines and chronic illness to being able to paint my house, we’ve paid off over $400,000 in debt in the last few years, and I’ve gone from feeling stuck in toxic relationships with family to making new amazing friends all over the country!  
What is one small step you can make today towards what you want your life to be?  Are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to start…I’d be happy to help you!   


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