Hmmm fear, we all have it. It has many different meanings right? I mean, you can have fear, a good fear, protective fear, but then you can have the bad fear...fear that holds you back, fear that paralyzizes you....the "what if" kind of fear.
“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” Mary Manin Morrissey
Can I be honest with you? Okay....did you know that I almost didn't do the interview on Oh My! Handmade Goodness. Yes, this is true. Why? I was fearful that I wouldn't do a good enough job. I was fearful of being on a huge blog such as OMHG.
Another fear I had was to discontinue making certain items in my shop. So far, they have been the most popular and hottest selling items, so why would I stop making them? Well, I wanted to spend more time with my family, I wanted to feel less stressed, I wanted to focus on the clutch and notecards. So I stood firm, I pushed my fear aside and did it.
You know what, in both of these cases I faced fear and in both of these cases I decided that fear was not an option.
Well, I can't even begin to tell you how great I feel. It was beyond exciting to see my work on OMHG and to read all of the amazing comments. I'm so proud and thankful. And the result of decreasing my shop item list....I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
I feel good, I feel proud, I feel happy.....and it shows.
I have to remember that what works for others, won't necessarily work for me. I have to remember that sometimes I will not succeed, I will fail, but from that........I will learn.
So, here's to saying goodbye to fear more often than not, and hello to taking chances. You never know what will happen if you don't....