At the end of last year, one of the goals I set for myself for 2018 was to publish a book. By the grace of God, I am on track to publish THREE BOOKS, way before this year is over. That book was a piece of the plan to kickstart my own escape from merely existing to a life that lights up my soul and is in alignment with who I truly was created to be.
I share this because I know that there are some things that you’re sitting on, goals and dreams that God has put in you. But you’re holding back.⠀⠀
▪️Maybe what’s holding you back is fear of failure.⠀
▪️Maybe it’s fear of what “they” will say.⠀
▪️Maybe it’s the fact that between your job, your family and your other obligations, you just don’t see where you can find the time.⠀
▪️Maybe you just don’t know what your gifts are or where to start.⠀
I know what that feels like. Let me repeat that for those in the back: I KNOW WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE. I have lived it. All of it, and then some. What changed EVERYTHING for me, was a DECISION. One decision. Uno.⠀
That decision was to finally take care of me!!! No spouse, child, sibling, parent, friend, neighbor, pastor, ex, boss (yeah right), or coworker (have I covered everyone?) is going to do that for you, if you’re not going to do that for yourself.⠀⠀
The pain of stagnation and mediocrity became too much to bear. It outweighed the pain of stepping out of my comfort zone. I decided to invest in SUPPORT and ACCOUNTABILITY for myself. Best decision EVER!
🔸I hired coaches (yes, more than one) for the areas in which I wanted to grow.⠀
🔸I surrounded myself with others who are pursuing similar goals.⠀
🔸I took courses, listened to podcasts, attended conferences and seminars every chance I got.⠀
🔸Money that I used to spend on beauty, clothing and shoes (outward adornments) now got invested in me, in building up my God-given strengths and gifts.⠀
Sure, not everyone understood (please don’t get me started on that). But it was important that Emem Washington understood that SHE was responsible for how far she wanted to grow and go.⠀
When my time on this earth is done, I want to die empty, not full of what could’ve or should’ve or would’ve been.
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