Every day, I get to speak with people who want to improve their lives by finding their next career opportunity. Often these conversations gravitate into them sharing their dreams and their fears of those obstacles that keep them from accomplishing their goals. I am always humbled that they would share intimate details usually shared only with close confidants. I am also amazed that many of them don't recognize their own genius or don’t move forward with their goals due to multiple reasons; usually, all based on fear.
If this is your story or something similar, then this post is for you.
What do you believe or what do you tell yourself that is keeping you from your purpose or those things that you were created to do?
What did you fail to accomplish in 2018 or previous years that while it is your “dream” or “calling” you never got around to doing it because you were afraid? What voices are telling you that you can’t do it; it’s impossible or that you will fail?
I’ve heard many of these same challenges in my own journey and for a moment my fear caused me to pause. Note that I said pause. It didn’t nor doesn’t stop me. You see, I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to live my life in regrets. I came to that decision in my teens after coming across an article that highlighted the biggest regrets of most people at the end of their lives. It wasn’t making a lot of money or acquiring a lot of material things, but it was not spending enough time with family and not pursuing their dream.
So I decided to embrace the fear, make a plan and pursue what I believed to be my purpose. Quitting is not an option, no matter the difficulty.
In my life and on this journey, I’ve taken a lot of risks. Some turned out differently than what I expected and some would even be deemed “failures” by others. However, I disagree. Besides, “others” don’t get a vote. My perceived “failures” exposed weaknesses that I could only strengthen through the fire of testing. Through those “trials” or “challenges” I also realized strength to endure that I didn’t know I had. As a result, I was able to sharpen my mettle and accomplish more than I ever thought I could. I don’t take credit for it. I contribute everything I have accomplished to the faithfulness of The Most High. Even during the toughest times, when obstacles seemed insurmountable, He was there. Somehow, even in those uncertain times, I was able to keep going. Out of those disappointments and the uncertainties I discovered a strength that I otherwise wouldn’t have realized. I learned that the teachings from the bible is wisdom and life. It is the bedrock for my ability to move forward, and I’m so thankful. Of course, I've learned lessons and tips along the way.
Allow me to share the tips I’ve learned to make your journey easier.
To get those tips and more insight, go to the NetKiEnt Inspiration Blog and YouTube Video, "Who is Waiting On You to Fulfill Your Purpose?"
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