Fear. That nasty little things that hinders us and holds us back. That little word, but oh so big problem. Comparison. I can’t seem to shake it. Maybe it’s my thorn. The thing that I will always struggle with. The thing I pray God will take it away, but it seems to always be there, lurking and waiting. Comparison, it leads to the fear of failure. It tells me why try? That idea will only flop. That thought won’t amount to anything. That person is so much better at it. Comparison+fear of failure it’s there and it’s real.
It’s something I battle with daily. It’s something that has held me back because I don’t want to look like a “fool”. I am scared to try, because I am scared to fail. I don’t like that about myself. I love having an Etsy shop and I love having a blog, but I feel like I hide from them at the same time. There are so many other wallets out there, why would mine be the best? I don’t do well at marketing myself. There are so many other blogs out there so why would my words have an impact? The more I wrestle with these feelings, the more I realize I just need to stop! I need to stop worrying about what someone will think of my blog. I need to stop worrying that my Etsy shop isn’t producing as much as I want. I need to channel all that fear and worry toward something good. I need to be brave.
I share this not to sound disheartening, but to encourage you. Do you struggle with that comparison fear thing?! We all struggle with something. I am going to daily make an effort to channel the bad energy to good energy. I want to be brave. I want to do things I am scared of. I want to stop being scared of the what-if’s and the possible no’s. Because I know if I don’t try I won’t get where I want to go. I need to believe in myself first before anyone else can believe in me.
Where are you at today? Are you halfway there or all the way there? If you are all the way there keep going! If you are halfway there, I challenge you to be brave with me. To do what you are called to do. To be you because know one else is better qualified. To not be afraid of the outcome, instead to be afraid of not trying.
So here’s to you……
Stay at home mom who feels she isn’t doing anything great.
Working mom who wishes she could be with her children all day.
The single person who wants to be married.
The well known entrepreneur who longs for a quieter life.
The un-noticed entrepreneur who wants to be great.
The retired person who feels they don’t have a purpose.
The person who longs to be retired.
The sick person who wants to be healthy.
The financially struggling family looking for hope.
The wealthy person who just wants to be left alone.
The person who wants a different job.
This post is for you because we all struggle. We all struggle with fear and lies. If we push past our fears and start believing in ourselves we can go places. It may not be easy, we may stumble and fall, but keep going my friend. You are extraordinary. Let’s be brave together. Let’s be brave in chasing our dreams and goals. But let’s also be brave right where we are and find the beauty therein.