I’ve faced some huge mental challenges since leaving my full-time job to pursue entrepreneurship and every day I literally have to coach myself on thinking positively about this new chapter in my life.
Throughout the day I find myself feeling anxious about where my next dollar is coming from and I even question whether or not I made the right decision. What I’ve taken from this is that acting out on faith by taking an initial step is only a small part of the package.
I found myself beginning to worry and I was taking it out on everyone around me. I was becoming distant and “dry” and I spent most of my time thinking and over-analyzing every detail about everything.
I was almost in panic mode.
I knew that things wouldn’t be easy and for once I didn’t let my fear of taking a step paralyze me. But now that I’m in a position that I’ve wanted so desperately to be, there is much more work to be done.
I didn’t magically become this fearless woman that can blaze through the hardest of circumstances…I’m still struggling with having complete and total trust in God. It’s a good struggle though because I’m reminded of something I read which basically stated that everything we need to fulfill our dream, we’ll get while we’re on our journey to obtain our dream. So I’m chalking these mental challenges up as an opportunity for me to build my strength, which will in turn help me to continue to build more confidence in my abilities.
I give myself pep talks about God providing for me and when I stop and think about that old saying, “if He provides food for the birds, He will surely provide for you,” my mind is immediately put at ease.
“You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.” – Joel Osteen
If you find yourself in my shoes, now is a good time to assess your circle. Positive thinking is key to having a successful business (and life) so if there is anyone or anything that brings about negativity, you must eliminate it – your dreams are depending on it. When you start to feel anxious, take a moment to relax your mind and remember that nothing is a coincidence and you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.
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