There I was minding my business, laying in bed, being nosy on the gram and boom....this tweet was posted on my time line, by Divorce Court Judge Lynn Toler! See, I watch her sometimes, I love court shows, don't get me started on People's Court, Judge Judy, and Hot Bench. Random: when I was younger I did not like Judge Judy, I thought she was mean as hell, but Chile at almost 32 years old, I get it! She don't have time for the nonsense...but I digress.
So I read that tweet, and it just resonated with me. I mean, I was the person who felt like everything needed to be perfect in order for me to move. And I am learning now, especially as a full time entrepreneur, sometimes we can't wait until everything is "perfect"...because guess what, perfection really doesn't exist! So we sometimes have to gather up ALL we have, with some faith, and GO...FOR...IT!
I have had a dream to write a book since I was a teenager, matter of fact, I have written multiple chapters of different book ideas and never completed them. I have always been an avid readers, books make me super happy. Want to make me smile, take me to a book store!
But reading that tweet, its like girl just start! I don't know what I am waiting on, subconsciously I think I am waiting for life to become a little "smoother", I keep telling myself, once "this" gets in order, once I finish doing "this", then I will write the book. Truth is, its an excuse, and the timing may never be right. So guess what, I gotta gather what I got and MAKE A RUN FOR IT!
I've learned this:
You will fail, it will happen to you eventually, but that fear shouldn't keep you from going for your dreams. You have to take the risk! Because if you never try, you never jump, you never go for it, you will never know if you will succeed. And I am here to tell you...that's not life.
There is no living in, constantly being fearful of failure, waiting until things are perfect, and not going for it. Growing up, especially in the African American community we were raised to be extremely cautious. almost to a fault. So that seed that was planted we gotta take up from the root! Because the influencers, role models, authors, and people we look up too, guess what...THEY WENT FOR IT!
So here's what I am challenging you to do;
Whatever you have been wanting to do and have been making excuses as why you can't: START! Starting could be researching similar businesses, creating a plan, a blue print if you will. Reaching out to influencers in the field that you are interested in and ask questions, seek mentorship, network and be connected.
I just want you to start. I tell my clients all the time: START BY STARTING. That's it. You may not get it right the first time, but that doesn't mean stop. That just means, you have to take a different route.
YOU have purpose in life, you were designed and created for a reason, you just have to figure out what that is. If you are unsure ask yourself these questions:
What am I passionate about?
What am I good at?
What do I get excited about?
What's something I could see myself doing every single day?
What qualities do others see in me?
What does my heart tell me?
What does the little voice in the back of my head, keep pushing me towards?
If you are anything like me, something that keeps pulling at me, it is constantly in the back of my mind, it will not let me forget, is usually a sign that until I do it, it will always bother me, and for me, it has always led me closer to what I believe my purpose is.
So...whose making a run for it all 2019! This is the year of Yes (in my Shonda Rhymes voice), the year of going for it, the year of being clear and intentional with our decisions, our goals, and who we are!
So whose with me! Drop a comment! Shoot me an email. Slide in my DM's! See you around on the internets!