Have you ever just wanted to do something so bad in your life, like start your own business or write a book, but there seemed to be this little voice that pops in your head preventing you from taking the first step? Well, you are not alone as I too have experienced times where I had a passion to do something, but allowed that little voice in my head to make me believe that I wasn’t good or worthy enough to succeed. That little voice is nothing more than the fear we allow to build up within us, which leads to the doubt that continuously keep us from excelling. Yes, I’m aware that failure sucks and no one wants to experience it but the reality is, it is a part of the success. Failure pushes you to succeed harder, smarter and better, especially when you learn from it.
I’ll share a story with you, I had been thinking about writing a book since 2014, but I was so afraid that no one would want to hear my story, I wouldn’t sell any copies, it was a waste of time and the list goes on. However, I still found myself writing here and there because yes, I was full of fear but I was full of determination as well. So, I continued writing through the fear, but it wasn’t until about a year ago that I became serious about getting the writing part done. I had just graduated from my master’s program after a long 4 years and in my mind, I didn’t have any more excuses not to follow my dreams, especially seeing that I wasn’t going to be a student anymore.
I had free time to make it happen, even if I was unsure of the outcome. Now I am close to publishing and getting my book out there to the world Am I still fearful? Oh hell yes. Was everything perfect? Oh hell no, I experienced so many barriers to get to this point. Was it easy? Absolutely not, but I worked through it. I say all of this to say, even when you are fearful, don’t allow that to determine your outcome, pray about it and trust your passion. Give it a try, you never know, you might surprise yourself and doors may open and lead you to places that you never imagined!!!!
Verlisa is a writer who has a passion for encouraging others through her story.
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