We get ideas. We marinate to see if they're solid, brainstorm the outcome, then plan and strategize. Fruition and execution stages come next and that's where the nervousness kicks in, but we do it anyway. Those notifications start rolling in one by one and for me, my initial reaction is usually a shocking one, pressed with fear and creeping negative emotions.
Is there anyone else who trembles at the thought of pushing past fears and doubts to excel in what you actually want? That’s the season I’m going into right now. As rewarding as it, the thought of "doing more" scares me to pieces but I CANNOT let it stop me!
These feelings stem from my personality type. I've never been a foreground person type of person. I’ve always been cool getting things done in the background, but still receiving some recognition. I am now, and still getting better, at promoting and standing for myself over waiting for it to come to me. I can do it all day for others, but struggle being "extra" for myself.
When I post on social media, I don’t expect too many responses. The moment it happened this week, I got overwhelmed, doubted my abilities, and hated the face that I have to “do more.” Which is still so strange because I want to do more. I get scared into the mindset that I’m not capable or I’ll fail. The moment I realized it, I knew I had to do more to combat this!
I know to move forward, change and evolution are inevitable and necessary. Staying stagnant doesn't help dreams get fulfilled. With change, your dreams will and should scare you. That’s how I know what I am doing is in line with God’s purpose and my dreams.
Life is all about moving forward, growing and evolving. Fear is something the Devil, our minds, and negative thoughts to make us feel like we aren’t capable of doing it all. But we are - I surprise myself every time when I conquer something I didn't think I could. Not in awe of myself, but of the gifts and talents God has blessed me with.
We need to SHAKE IT OFF, then SHAKE IT UP. Push the limits. Work harder, but smarter. Authenticate yourself and live in it. With this post, I'm not just talking to you - I'm also talking to and reminding myself. We need to use our talents and skills to our FULL potentials and hold us each other accountable.
It’s not about me - it’s about bringing like-minded individuals together and making sure we build communities, look out for and genuinely support each other.
Here are my to-go's and frequently mentioned ones:
Are you doing and fulfilling in the tasks and dreams that scare you? Are you pushing past little doubts and fears? Do you need to be held accountable? Let me know in the comments below.
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