I’ve had many thoughts and conversations with family and friends, exploring ideas on how to pursue my hopes and dreams.
How amazing would it be to be my own boss?
What if I could make some money doing something creative that I love and makes me happy?
I would love to open my own business, but more often than not, these ideas were just that… ideas. I got caught up in everyday life, years passed by and the dream of owning my own events/wedding boutique gradually faded. I felt deflated and kicked myself for not doing anything about it.
What stopped me? Was it because I didn’t want it bad enough? Was it the fear that got the better of me? If this is what I want, why wasn’t I pursuing it?
Thinking back, I overwhelmed myself with so many thoughts that nothing came of it. I didn’t have the initiative to move my idea forward. The excuses I had were endless:
“I don’t have enough time”
“I don’t have enough money”
“It’s too late, someone is already doing it”
“There’s so much to do”
“It’s too hard”
“What if it doesn’t work out?”
“I’ll do it when I’m ready”
I came up with all the excuses under the sun and it overwhelmed me, but when I finally took that leap of faith to say “Hey, I can do this, I really want this, I need to take that risk otherwise I would wonder what if”. I took the plunge and I eventually opened my own boutique business in the wedding industry a few years ago.
My only regret looking back was fear and self-doubt stopping me from starting sooner. Don’t get me wrong, fear is a constant challenge for me.
Admittedly, before starting this blog journey with Aurelius, I was afraid to commit. Self-doubt and self-sabotaging thoughts ran through my head and I went through all 101 excuses to back out: “My grammar and writing is not good enough”, “People are going to judge me”, “I’m not cut out for blogging”.
We are our worst enemy, and there’s always something that will try and hold us back.
But I know if I wanted it bad enough and have a clear vision, it will override all the fears and excuses.
The day is going to go pass anyway, so why not make the next move and start now? It’s never too late to start pursuing your dreams.
What is your number one fear? Share in the comments below.