Yesterday I was presented with the question; if fear of failure or rejection was not on the table what would you do? For which I was like what wouldn't I do and like a shroud removed from my eyes for the first time I was able to clearly see how much I was limiting myself because of fear...
Because of fear I almost decided not to pursue my passion, I tried to dampen the desire I had to help others in a way that was not made available for me. All I knew was that I wanted to make a Positive difference but I thought "who would want to listen to me I am nobody" but despite my doubts I had a little light to guide me... so I began writing which eventually turned into a book, I started a business, which stemmed from a deeply rooted desire I had to become an inspirational speaker (amongst other things) but I had no Idea how to accomplish that especially with my lack of finances, so I used free outlets that were made available to me. I created a website, a twitter, and a Facebook page. I thought if I stepped out everything would flow into place...boy was I wrong! Eventually I did a little promoting and was able to increase my reach on Facebook and a little on twitter... words could not explain the joy i experienced from the growth of my page... then about ten individuals unliked my page, not all at once but over time. for each unlike i received it was like a blow to the gut, the rejection I felt was overwhelming. I began to doubt myself, my dreams, and my path...I was unsure of myself, constantly I played with the idea of giving up but what would I have then. Doubt overpowered me, could I really accomplish my dreams but thanks to good counsel and God's grace I decided to keep going. after a little soul searching I recouped and rebuilt my lost confidence.
What I am learning from Facebook and twitter is that people will reject you, support is not easily attained, hard work is a necessity, be at peace with self, don't take offense for everything is not for everyone... and most importantly don't reject yourself because of the lack on understanding one has for your path
In what ways do you Allow your Fear of Failure to outweigh your desire to succeed?
So I'm listening to Les Brown and he said..."Their paying her just enough to keep her from quitting and she is working just hard enough to keep from being fired..."
And I was like... OMG! He is talking about me... :-)...Until next time...Be Inspired and Prosper...
At times a little lost and not sure which way to turn in my head I SCREAM...I want to Do, Be, and See something more...Yet my direction is no longer clear to me.
March 2013 was the month I planned on resigning from my job, step out on faith and pursue my entrepreneur endeavors fulltime... but I was proposed to (yea me) and now I am engaged so that means my life or my choices are no longer my own...
For the better good of my relationship I decided to remain at my job for another year...but my dreams rage on the inside of me like a caged bear longing for the opportunity to be freed
Until next time Be Inspired and Prosper...
Okay! So i went bike riding this morning and decided to share some of the hard lessons I learned:
1.) Within seconds of riding my eyes began to water and burn from the impact of the wind.
2.) Why oh why did I not wear gloves? Yes, My fingertips were freezing
3.) Cant forget to mention the hill of death that tried to kick my butt...Oh the joys of early morning riding...
Have you ever made the choice to do something but was taken unawares from your unintentional lack of planning?
Would love to hear from you. Until next time...Be Inspired2prosper
This is my life unimpeded, unafraid and unashamed, on a journey from impoverishment to prosperity in every area!