$200 if I come back next week and your status remains unchanged.
They say the wealthiest place on earth is the graveyard. What about the gold mines that are inside our heads just waiting to be mined? Someone told me yesterday that I’m talented.
As always, I couldn’t just take the compliment and say thank you. I was like, it’s only the beginning of my writing career. There is so much that I still want to achieve. There are so many people who are much better writers and who are much further along.
After the experience with my failed business, I have been cautious. Maybe too cautious. The demons are never far away. They are untouchable, but they can fill up a whole room. That’s because we let them.
I have this one event in mind. To invite like-minded people to share ideas and stories. To promote artists, authors, musicians and share good food and conversation. I’ve had it for a while now. I know who I want to invite. I have a venue in mind. I know what look and feel I want. I know every detail, down to the wallpaper. However, it’s collecting cobwebs in my head.
What is holding me back? Fear. Fear, that it’s not going to be successful. Fear of what people will think and say. I write all these great things how you should go after your dreams. Not to let anything hold you back.
Preach, Miss Preacher. One day is one day.
I think penning it down here helps. It helps to face the monster. Of course, we first have to acknowledge that the monster exists.
That one obstacle that cripples you.
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of failure
- Self Doubt
- Fear of losing money
- Fear of going outside of our comfort zone
Great things are achieved by failing again and again and yet not giving up.
What is your million dollar idea, sitting inside your head and collecting dust?
Can you afford to waste another minute?
It’s not easy. No one says it will be. What is it costing you? The costs are huge.
- You are not getting any younger.
- You will never know if it works until you try
- If you tried and it didn’t work, you will know and you’ll stop expending mental energy on that idea
- In the process of failing you will gain valuable knowledge that you can implement in your next plan.
In fact, you are not really failing. You are winning — in experience, business sense, meeting new people, scrapping useless ideas and perfecting your art.
We all have only one life. The clock is ticking. It’s becoming more and more expensive to hold on to that idea. The pressure is mounting. The only way forward is to stand up straight, take a deep breath and take that first step.
‘And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. — Anais Nin
The universe will be cheering from the sidelines because we want you to succeed. We are on your side. All you have to do is show up.
Good luck with your journey.