Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone 

  

Good Morning! A few moments ago while I was laying down and feeling lazy, I thought about everything that has occurred in the last couple of months and even though I’ve become a stronger person who is learning how to leave situations that stunt my growth and mental well-being, I still let my fear of failure/rejection stop me from taking chances that could lead me to where I want to be.  I started thinking about why that is and I realized that it’s because I’ve become comfortable with life. I am not content with the way things are but comfort equals predictability which means that I cannot fail if I don’t step outside the box and try new things. If I stay in the same place I am now, setbacks won’t occur but progression is eliminated as well.

 I went as far as to delay my road test (again) because I wasn’t ready to take that chance and fail it again. I kept focusing on those moments when I failed at something and how horrible I felt afterwards and I didn’t want to feel that way again so I didn’t even try. For me to accomplish the major goals in my life, I have to step outside of my comfort zone and realize that failure, while at times can be inevitable, should be used as a motivator to keep pushing towards my goals instead of a deterrent that holds me back. It is all about perspective and right now, this little “comfort zone” box that I’ve built around myself is confining and I need to break out of it to follow my passion and truly live and make the most out of this life. I know it won’t be easy but the greater the risk, the greater the reward. Besides, being “comfortable” isn’t what I signed up for when I decided to live the life that I wanted because nothing worth having comes easy. I encourage all of you to step outside your “comfort zones” and live the life that you dreamed of for yourself. It is a scary thing but settling is even scarier and isn’t good for the soul. I wish you all success😀
Always remember to love and live luxuriously! 

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Pushing Past The Pain

 

Good Morning! One of my biggest challenges has been to find the motivation and willpower to keep pushing through all the stumbling blocks and obstacles in my way. From dealing with my father’s death to feeling stagnant in my professional career, there’s been a lot of mental challenges that have been difficult to overcome. Giving up isn’t an option for me but since there is no set plan on how to be successful as it relates to my dreams and goals, sometimes I feel like I’m running around in circles and not really getting anywhere. I had a talk with a friend of mine last night and he made me realize that some people aren’t built for this type of lifestyle. To be an entrepreneur, you have to be ready for whatever comes your way. Many times, that means that you have to be prepared to have moments of failure. It is inevitable when you are taking chances and cannot always accurately predict the outcome but for the people who let their faith in their dreams overpower their fears, being an entrepreneur is worth taking the risk. This does not only apply to those with the entrepreneur spirit. For anyone who feels like they have encountered disappointment after disappointment and wants to give up on the things that matter most, just know that if you dig a little deeper and push a little harder, everything you want will fall into place. It isn’t an overnight process because nothing worth having come easily but the risk is worth the reward. My message to anyone going through something in their lives is to push past your pain, fear, disappointment or whatever is holding you back because you will never reach the finish line towards your dreams if you stop running altogether.  Instead, let’s choose to run together now so we can fly later😀 I refuse to settle for anything less!
I’m still working out the details for my webchat in September so stay tuned for more info coming soon! 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!