What are you waiting for?

Time is passing you by. You’ll never be ready. You’ll never be ready to start the blog, YouTube channel, fitness page, your own business, etc. Something will always be in the way from making what you want to start be a 100% perfect. There will always be a reason for why this or that time isn’t right/ other people may already be doing what you want to do. Before you know it, your life would have passed you by and you still haven’t fully lived out your dreams. Your message is unique to you and you will touch someone’s life; even if it’s just one person. The key is that you have to START! Trust that God will direct you along the way and give you more creative content, resources (financially , people, etc.), and most importantly the courage to do. Once you make the first step, the rest is history. One of my “starts” has been a blog. To be honest, I was extremely nervous to start this blog because I didn’t know what people would think about me and my content. I had to get out of my own way and just do it. We all have to start somewhere. No, everything won’t be perfect in the beginning, your skill set, your creativity, and content will get better over time. You just have to simply start. That is the most difficult part. What is it that you’ve been longing to start? Why haven’t you? Like Nike says, “Just do it.”

I think a couple things get in our way, see them below:

  1. We get in our own heads: Comparison, doubt, fear, and so much more causes us to not pursue our dreams full throttle. There will always be someone that has a larger following, perfect pictures, perfect hair and outfits, etc. You have to know that even through all those things your message, your blog, YouTube channel, etc is worth starting. Someone believed in the big time social media influencers, gave them a chance, and shared their content. The same can happen for you. You never know who will come across your page. There is someone out there that is waiting for you to begin what is in your heart to start. Someone is waiting to be encouraged, inspired, and motivated by you.
  2. Fear of failure: Failure isn’t failure if you learned a lesson from your experience. You will never know if you’ll be good or bad at something if you don’t take the time and make the effort to start it. It maybe difficult for your first couple of tries at something (starting a business, setting up a new routine, starting a social media channel, etc.). When you understand what you did wrong, or what your area of opportunity can be in a situation, you learned the lesson and know not to repeat it or what you can do to enhance your brand. Life is all about learning. You won’t get everything right 100% of the time and that’s OKAY! Be patient with yourself, somethings take longer than others to figure out.
  3. Lack of knowledge: Sometimes when you’re trying to start something new, you simply just don’t know where to start and that’s okay! God has given us Earthly resources such as the Bible, YouTube, Google, Pinterest, and Instagram to use to our advantage. I honestly use those things for all most of my questions. You can also ask someone for help that you know is an expert or fairly good at what you need help with or more knowledge about. I am also sure there are probably a course you can pay for also to help teach you what you need to know. The best investment is the one we make in ourselves. So many times people don’t want to pay for anything that will benefit them in the future, not understanding their return on investment will be far greater than the monetary price paid to get the needed knowledge. In the words of Eric Thomas, “knowledge is the new money, go get you some.”

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