What if no one reads my blog? What if no one likes it? What if people don’t want to pay for my services? What if someone does it better? What if? What if?
These were all questions I asked myself, with as I started on the journey of starting my blog over a year ago. I bought this domain in February 2016. Had my first photo shoot for it in April 2016. Had the first round of logos created in May 2016. Yet, here I am… OVER 16 months from this idea being dropped in my head, and I’m finally launching.
It’s a rush of excitement to be at this point, however I would be lying if I didn’t share how my fear paralyzed me from pursuing my dreams. It takes courage to act. Part of being successful is putting yourself out there, even when you don't believe in yourself.
Fear KILLS more dreams than Failure does.
So you have to trust that the dots will connect with your future. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off a familiar path, and that will make all the difference.
Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. You’ve got to find what you love. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work, is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking… and don’t settle. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
You’re going to have some ups and downs. Most people give up on themselves easily. Any body can feel good when they have their health, no bills to pay, they have happy relationships; anybody can be positive then. Anybody can have a larger vision then. Anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances.
The real challenge is growth; mentally, emotionally, spiritually, comes from when you get knocked down.
Fear kills dreams. Fear kills hope. Fear can age you. It can hold you back from doing something that you know you are capable of doing; it will paralyze you if you aren't careful.
You want to learn how to conquer your fears? Check out my one-on-one sessions and my boss tribe sessions in the boss store.