So, if you have been following me for a while, my word for 2017 is FEARLESS. It’s the word in the back of my mind that I reflect on when times get tough. The days that I doubt myself. The days that I start comparing my journey to someone elses. The times that I don’t get the praise from people who I respect. The times that I get no replies from friends or a straight up no. The times that I lose followers and wonder what I did to make them unfollow me. Yes – a lot of these sound petty, but you know what? I’m totally human. I get up every morning the same, slightly broken woman who I was when I went to bed. What gets me through some of these hard times is the smiles and love from my daughters, the support and love from my husband, the unconditional love from my Mother that dedicates her life to me and my daughters. Knowing that sending out encouragement into the sometimes superficial world of Instagram to that woman that is following me and reads my post and it inspires them to start off their day empowered… I do it for them and I do it for me.
I’m participating in a Challenge – Accountability group with over 400 empowered and inspired Girl Bosses in our RF business the next 12 weeks. It’s design to not only grow our business, but for us to each GROW into our PURPOSE. In our first week, we went over what we are fearful of. I’m not talking being afraid of spiders, heights, or latex balloons (I am terrified over latex balloons! For real, keep those away from me!) It’s the fears that keep us from moving forward.
These are my top 5 fears:
Fear of being rejected.
Fear of being vulnerable.
Fear of failure.
Fear of letting others down.
Fear of not being included.
Do any of those resonate with you? Ok, this is not meant to be a therapy session! But these are legit for many people. Fear can consume you. Paralyze you from taking action. But, once you pinpoint and recognize that you are BIGGER than those fears, dang… it’s ON!
That’s what FEARLESS truly means to me. Taking action without fearing that I will be rejected, to fail, to let someone else down, to being left out because I’m just going to do ME. That’s ME being vulnerable. And, that’s okay. It’s more than okay. That is powerful!
For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self – control.
2 Timothy 1:7
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