Okay, so here’s the thing. The final dance scene in Flashdance is my jam. Ever since seeing that movie for the first time earlier this year I can’t seem to stop re-watching it. And by that I mean, fast forwarding to the dance. Because that dance, while totally fictional and repeated take after take for a seamless movie scene, will always represent for me a girl who was scared of her own big dream and despite that fear chose to attack it head on. So any time I’m feeling overwhelmed or down on myself, I open up my Netflix account and replay my favorite scene. Because maybe the things that scare us the most are the things most worth our time and hard work. The big dreams, the risks, the unknown, that’s where it’s at. The older I get the more I realize that I have so much potential in this life, and by being my own worst enemy—by being scared of change and opportunities—I am holding myself back from all the truly amazing things I’m meant to accomplish. Right now. This moment right now. This is the moment to start.
So tell me, what’s your jam? What reminds you of your own awesomeness? What book, mantra, movie clip, song, or anything do you turn to when you need a reminder that you can totally do this? Because you can. You can totally do this.