I’ll be confident tomorrow.
I couldn’t possibly be confident today. Today I don’t have 157,942 Instagram followers, and no one knows my name. Today, I’m still trying to lose that 15 pounds, and my bank account doesn’t have enough zeroes.
Tomorrow, maybe I’ll know how to show up in a big way. Maybe tomorrow is the day I’ll stand out in a crowd.
It could be the day that I unlock the secret: to working less and making more, to booking clients three months out, to getting my kids out the door on time without raising my voice, to writing the bestselling book, to perfect hair every day, to doing it all.
Today, though. Today I can’t. Today I’m still me. Today there is so much I need to be and have and do before I can be confident.
Maybe there is nothing more that I need to do, or be, or have. Maybe this is enough. Even though today is an official Bad Hair Day, even though I yelled a little this morning, even though I still don’t have a business plan or any desire to make one, even though my rough draft of that book is in rough shape.
Maybe I can just love myself enough to be confident today.
I know that I have a big list of dreams waiting to come true, but when I look around me I see things that were once dreams.
Not because of followers or pounds or dollars or the New York Times Best Sellers list. Just… because.
I can be confident today.
MotherHustle panelist Stacy Firth is a writer and content strategist who helps moms who are small business owners and solopreneurs create online content that keeps it real. She also leads workshops that help mamas lead a lit-up life, and is mama to two. You can find her on her website or on Instagram at @stacyrfirth.
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