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?
This is my life unimpeded, unafraid and unashamed, on a journey from impoverishment to prosperity in every area!