It has been almost a year since I’ve started my blog. Who would have thought there would be so much to it? As I did with my natural hair journey before finally giving up relaxers for good, I’ve gone back and forth about blogging for years. I’ve done extensive research, read about other people’s experiences, pondered, and basically did absolutely nothing about it for a long time. Why is it we are so afraid at times to go after our dreams?
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
Although not nearly as bad as I used to be, I do have a tendency to overthink anything that threatens to remove me from my comfort zone. However, as we all should know, nothing spectacular ever happens from “playing it safe”, and overthinking is really nothing more than wasting time.
Often, I would often wonder, with all of the dedication and effort I’m putting into a certain thing, what if it all goes wrong? What do I do then? The truth of the matter is, regardless of how much prep is put into a project, there’s always the possibility of something not going as planned. So, the real question should be, what’s taking so long to get started?
Now, I’m not saying to jump head first into a project or anything that could potentially change your life without first thinking it through. That’s how disasters occur! Also, it is perfectly normal to have concerns about making a decision to try something new. Maybe you have been constantly obsessing over a book you’ve wanted to write, that boutique you’ve always wanted to open or even a place you’ve been dying to visit.
Just Know That…
- Learning may be frustrating at times, but it’s always exciting if you have a desire to know more.
Sometimes it takes a few tries to decide what you actually like–and that’s okay.
You’ll still live to see another day if by chance you don’t get it right the first time (unless we’re talking something like bungee jumping).
You can’t be afraid to fail. As we all know, some of the most successful people have failed at some point–some, over and over again. Think of failure as motivation to keep trying. If you stick with it, eventually, you will win!
*While it may be true that you can accomplish just about anything at any age, the longer you wait, the less time you will have.
My Experience Taking a Chance
From the time I started my blog, I’ve modified the name three times. My site’s theme has been updated on numerous occasions (because I’m a perfectionist in recovery–pray for me) and I have even altered the topics a little.
Although, at times it may have beeen necessary for adjustments to be made, what has remained the same is my goal. It really reminds me of driving home from work each day. There are three different streets I have the option to travel, and my choice depends on the flow of traffic. However, each route leads me to the same destination.
Here’s the thing…we only have but so much time here, therefore, if there’s something you want to do, go for it! I’m not an expert in blogging (yet) but compared to where I started, I now know the meaning of terms, acronyms and all kinds of technical processes I never even knew existed! I can’t imagine how my life would be without it.
What have you been dreaming about, but too afraid to try? Challenge yourself this week to map out a plan and put action to your thoughts. You’ll be happy you did!
All the best, always.