Have you ever been so passionate about something but actually scared to share this gift to world because you are afraid of what people may think or say? I think we all have been there at one point. Sometimes it’s so hard to share your passions, thoughts or ideas with the world because we are all naturally afraid of failure. We are afraid that things will not work out as planned. NEWS FLASH!!! Things never go as planned!! This year I have done a lot of soul searching and I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve come to the reality that I can’t live for anyone else but myself. I have to do what genuinely makes ME happy. I can’t let the fear of failure stop me from doing something that I truly love. What if I would’ve never started my blog because I️ was afraid to let people in on something I️ love so much? I️ would’ve missed out on so many opportunities that I’ve received these last two years. What if Rihanna never started Fenty Beauty because there are “so many other makeup brands”? What if Oprah gave up after being told by a television producer that she was “unfit for TV”? What if Andre Harrell never fired Diddy from Uptown Records? He wouldn’t have been the man he is today. I say all of this because we should never let failure or doubt stop us from what we are destined to do in life. Sometimes failure can be the very reason that we’ve reached our successes.
I’ve learned to be at peace with whatever I decide to do. It is so comforting doing exactly what you want and not care one bit about what anyone may feel or think. Believe it or not, doing exactly what you want in life and not worrying about how others feel can be very hard for people. It’s always been a struggle for me. I used to worry so much about everything and just completely stress myself out. I’d over-analyze every situation and make it worse. I️ have to admit that strengthening my faith in God has helped so much. You have to believe that you are making the right decision and that everything will work out the way they are suppose too. Can you believe how easy that is to say? Unfortunately, it is probably one of the hardest things to do. I know some of you can relate to that. It feels so amazing to just pray about something and give it to God. Continue to do your part to make this goal or dream happen. Remember that timing is everything. Things never happen on our time. Whenever God wants you to have it you will. Sometimes things get removed out of our lives or doesn’t work out because God has something better in store for us. Trust me when you see why God closed that door you will be so thankful.
Coming from a small town that doesn’t always understand your career goals (unless it was becoming a doctor or lawyer) can be very discouraging. All I knew as a child that I wanted to something big and make a difference in people’s lives. I’ve had people doubt me and look at me crazy when I’ve told them what I wanted to accomplish in life. I am hardly done with everything but I am damn proud of myself because I’ve beat the odds. I am not going to make it seem like it’s easy because it’s not. Remember anything worth having is worth fighting for. Also, when dealing with discouraging friends and family always keep your goal in mind. Write down everything so that you remember what you want to do. The people around you don’t have to understand or even like your choices but you have to do them for you. It is your life and you have to live it. I’m telling you it is possible and that you can do whatever you want in life. Remember to always FEARLESSLY BE YOU!! Don’t let anyone discourage your dreams. Ease your mind, pray, and give it to God!
Until next time,