Imagine seeing the vision all along but being so scared to step out on faith. Then, you scroll on social media and see the same exact idea that you had months ago. And, in your head plays, "Yes sis, that could have been you." You are now so upset because you did not attempt to give your all despite how you may feel or how it looks. You just did not shoot your shot and just aim for the goal no matter what.
Get Out of Your Feelings
Our feelings will get the best of us sometimes. We will begin to start feeling like we are not worth the dream. We will sit and waddle in the sadness, giving up, and negativity. It is like our whole world comes down on us and we begin to forget every bit of what we feel down in our gut. Your feelings will have you messed up and you will begin to forget who you are and whose you are.
Get Up, Get Out and Keep Moving Forward
You have got to stop accepting anything less of awesome for yourself. You are give the opportunity to make the best of each day when you wake up each day. So, why not just go for what is yours? Stop sleeping on yourself. You are an individual made up of God's promises. Like, you better know your worth. The vision that God showed you is not for play play, you have to keep going as if you are living that vision now. Just do it. Do whatever is going to move you forward towards the goal. You will be okay. And, when you begin just doing, you will see that dream or vision manifest before your eyes.
Invest in Yourself By Speaking Life
We are our hugest investors. We can speak the world of life into ourselves. Got a goal, we will do it. Got a dream, we will make a master plan to succeed in it. But with being our hugest investors we are also our hugest critic. We will sit and critique every bit of a piece of work that we did. And, that can send us down a rabbit hole. That is the opposite of what is going to motivate us in our craft. We need to be sure to always speak life into anything that we do because that keeps us closer to shooting our shot at life.
Proverbs 18:21 - The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
This scripture gets us all together because it is true. You can decide how your day goes simply by speaking it. You say its a bad day, it will be because you are beginning to feed that into your mind as you say it. Remember this: You are the first person to hear what comes out of your mouth, so make it something positive.
Speak life that you will be a:
* Best-selling author
* Profitable Blogger
* Serial Entrepreneur
You have to speak these things honey, if you are going to shoot your shot and level up for all of your goals!
5 Quick Ways to Start Shooting Your Shot
#1- Get clear on what you want out of life. \
You have to sit down and take the time to get clear on what all you want out of life. If you do not know what you want out of life then you will be confused and lost each time you try to go for anything. It may take some time but you have to get clear on your life. Dig really deep and see what you seek for your life. You may have to pray about it, sleep on it, journal it out or meditate on it. Get clear and you will see it gets easier to begin going for all that you want.
#2- Set your goals.
Set them goals, sis. What are you waiting on? When you put it on paper, you will begin to see that it is more possible than you think. These goals are not just floating in your mind for nothing. It is time you sit down and really get specific on what you want. Make a list of goals.
Be specific in your goals.
Set deadlines to make sure that you are actually getting these goals accomplished.
Show up and show out each day for your goals.
Celebrate when you meet your goals!
#3- Make a plan and make it plain.
Sometimes you have to see the blueprint. You have to see it mapped out and looking like it makes sense. Draw it out. Write it out. Make it plain. This can help with answering questions that you may have or your consumers may have using your content or products. Take it and put the blueprint to work!
#4- Practice positive wellness routines.
Take care of yourself, sis! You have to take care of yourself. It is always in your best interest to be the best you. You have to make sure that you are well physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally. It is up to you to say no, take mental health days, rest up and practice self-care. No one is going to remind you to eat healthy, work out, or save your coins. You have to put in the effort and discipline to make sure that you are showing up for yourself. You can not be good for everyone else if you are first not good to yourself! So, put some routines in place to help your overall wellness.
#5- Just Do It!
Simply said but not an easy task. But, you may just have to do it. Regardless of how it feels, it is not always going to be that way. You may be writing that article today and feel tired but feel better when you receive the positive feedback tomorrow when its published. You have to keep going! You have to just do it. Build that no matter what attitude. Continue to grow in all those areas where you need more effort and discipline because you will need to build the strength for the journey. Just do the work and watch God bless it the rest of the way.
Always, shoot your shot. You are worthy of the shot. It may be nerve wrecking or scary but honestly, if you have a nudge that is telling you to do something, do it. Do it because you seen the vision. Do it because you are a believer and know that God will fulfill his promise. You have to believe in yourself. If you are waking up each morning, then God has, what I love to call a, "much more" for your life. That means that the book can still be written, the blog can still be uplifted to 1,000 subscribers, the talk show can be aired on ABC. Let me tell you from experience, if you just do it, opportunities will find you!
Peace & Blessings,