We all have a story, a story we believe governs how we live our lives. Each and every day we plod along, following its plot line without question, just hoping it’s going to have a happy ending. But what if I was to say that your story was totally under your control, that nothing is predestined and that you could pick up a pencil and start a new chapter as of today? As I said in my last blog, I have recently opened a bistro and tearooms, which I can honestly say was not something that I was destined to do. If you haven’t already guessed, I strongly believe you can do or achieve anything you truly desire: we all have the ability to create an amazing life for ourselves with the power of belief. Opportunities come and go, leaving us sitting around wondering what could have been and considering the ‘what ifs’. I know nothing about running a bistro – nothing at all – but a took a chance. Yes I can cook, but – as the opening day proved – I’m not a cook and I found out quickly that this isn’t going to be easy. I was out of my depth. Having closed the door at the end of that day I wasn’t disheartened or disappointed in myself, in fact I’d never felt so alive. Something had woken my taste buds and I liked it. Putting myself in a position that made me not only uncomfortable, but almost vulnerable, I had to stand up and fight. Not only for an idea, but now a dream to make it a successful little enterprise.
I know where my strengths lie: I’m a front of house person. I love people and I enjoy building relationships with the customers, which I believe is just as important as good food. Talking about good food, I have found myself an amazing chef that shares my ambition, and together I truly believe we can turn this little bistro into something to be proud of. I have a lot to learn and I’m excited about the unknown; its a whole new world I’ve entered and I’m about to write the next chapter of my life within it – and I’m going to make sure that it has a happy ending. How am I going to do this? I’ll tell you how; by believing It will be.
We all have the power over our lives, and we can use this power to design our lives in whatever way we want. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.