You can do anything but not everything.

I posted this simple quote on social media last week, and the response was so overwhelming as it seemed to strike a chord with many. I am reposting here for a little Sunday inspo. 🙂

A harsh reality that isn’t always easy to accept…especially when we see others on Instagram “doing it all” and handling everything with ease, almost Wonder Woman-esque. Oftentimes, we are left questioning ourselves, feeling completely inadequate, and wondering why WE aren’t capable of the same?

I’ve got to admit, I have quite a bit of guilt around this topic. More times than I feel worthy of I’ve been deemed Wonder Woman, the jack of all trades, or even #MomGoals by my social media following. BUT HERE IS THE TRUTH…I. Am. Not. No man (or woman) is an island. I do not do it alone. What I have created, the family I have raised, and any successes you have seen me accomplish are the product of more people than you could ever imagine. They say it takes a village…and it truly does. Behind every blog post, every product launch, every video, every competition, and every family member is an incredibly wonderful ARMY of people. Not just ordinary people, but people who work tirelessly…giving blood, sweat, tears, and so much passion to our mission.

So yes, I CAN do anything. But only with them by my side can I do EVERYTHING.

My friends, help is so hard to ask for and support is even harder to accept. But these things are critical to becoming the best possible version of ourselves. You cannot do it alone, and if you think you can, you are wrong. If there is one bit of advice I can give you is to drop the ego! You know, the one that is scared to let anyone know you don’t have your crap together as perfectly as you act like you do. Once you ditch that and accept the help that is just waiting for you, I can assure you the world will be your oyster and you will soar higher than you ever thought imaginable. #WatchOutWorld #GetReadyToFly #SkyIsTheLimit #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork

Xoxo,

Heidi

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Wonder Woman’s Secrets
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I am (still) Perfect…
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13 Comments

  1. Bethany Ellison Malone - October 13, 2017

    This is so true! I feel so guilty sometimes about feeling like I can’t do it all, but it’s nice to be reminded that I can do tons with the help of my village.

  2. Tara - October 13, 2017

    I love this. Being a working mom is so hard and my biggest critic is myself. I always feel that I could have done something more. In this current world too mom judging is at its worst. This article was refreshing and reassuring. Thank you!

  3. Megan - October 12, 2017

    I loved reading this post. I am also a mom of 4 and a bit of a perfectionist. I have a hard time giving up control sometimes. I am however, lucky to have a great support system. Life can get exhausting and sometimes you just have to let go and let someone else take the wheel for a minute.

  4. Mara Archer - October 12, 2017

    Heidi- i love all of your blog posts but I have to say- this one hit my heart. I’ve always been hard headed and people have always had this perception of me always succeeding and living such a great, happy, day I say, “perfect” life. Well- it gets exhausting trying to keep up other people’s perceptions of me! I spent the first 30 years of my life working so hard to fit in to other people’s perceptions – to belong to and with other people- that I stopped belonging to myself. I think I hit the wall when my mom died (of a long illness) and my dad died 3 mos to the day of my mom- from what should have been outpatient surgery.. and then 1 year later- less than 2 mos after being diagnosed with cancer- my brother- only in his early 40’s- died. I lost my family.. yes- I had a family- my husband, my kids.. but —I lost my family– and I lost myself. I couldn’t get out of bed, I couldn’t do what I loved which was being with my kids and husband and of course- working out… and during his time – I also panicked bc – here I was being human- being what I thought in my mind – was a failure- I no longer belonged to anyone else- this was me and me alone… but I came out of it all- With the love, patience and support of my husband and children. I learned that it is not only ok to lean on those you care for but it’s OK to let them know you need them.. and I finally realized I don’t have to belong to everyone but it sure feels amazing to belong to myself- make no excuses and have a family and close friends love me for that! Thank you so much for this blog post, Heidi.. soemthing I will always need to be reminded of! Xoxo

  5. Lindsay - October 12, 2017

    Sometimes taking a moment to realize you can’t do everything, and for that fact, if you are doing everything you’re probably not doing it very well. Sometimes doing less IS doing more. I always joke that I can’t be a great mom and a great teacher at the same time (1st grade teacher😁). It took me a few years to be ok with this. Now that I have accepted this, I feel as though I am a much better Mom and teacher!

  6. Janna pekowski - October 12, 2017

    These words are so powerful. This post hit my heart the second I read it!❤

  7. Valerie randall - October 12, 2017

    When Charlie was alive and ill. I had to learn to do a lot of things but then it became over whelming so I learned I can’t do everything. After a few years and breaking into pieces I had to sit and just ‘be’. Holding Charlie’s hand and letting the day go by and learning to let others help and support me. Finding the important things in life are important. Sitting and holding hands because there were no words and it comforted charlie.
    You can do anything but not everything without the help of others life is impossible most days. It takes a tribe ❤️

  8. Cynthia - October 12, 2017

    I love this post. Thank you for sharing with us.

  9. Jacqui - October 12, 2017

    Love this post so much especially how brutally honest you are. Love u and your family!

  10. Kristin Washington - October 12, 2017

    I love hat you are so brutally honest and don’t put on a “show” for the world. It makes the average woman (like me) feel better and relax more! It makes me realize that I’m not alone in my feeling of trying to be everything for everyone…and we just can’t do that without sacrificing ourselves in the process. Thank you for being so honest and an amazing role model for women! This is a great message for anyone!! 💕😁

  11. Nichole - October 12, 2017

    I LOVE this quote! People tell me that I can’t say no. I have a tendency to spread myself too thin. This quote reminded me that I can do anything but not everything. Thank you for the reminder!

  12. Christine - September 4, 2017

    this is very much recognisable 🙂
    I am a Flemish girl of 40 years old, mum of 2, husband with own business and I have struggled for a very, very long time to believe that I am ok as I am => not perfect but still more than okay.

    by reading this things I realise that I’m really not the only one struggling with this

    so as I read this, it is true: one cann’t possibly do everyhing all alone …

  13. Amy - August 22, 2017

    What a great reminder & post! Thank you!

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