When we are confronted with new challenges, we have two choices: 1) run away from the challenges for fear of failure. 2) Tackle the challenges head on. If you choose #1, you are only allowing fear to get in the way of what in fact could be a fantastic opportunity. If something goes sour during the process and all fails, at least you tried, right?
When I was younger, I feared challenges and new opportunities. I wanted them so badly, but when the time came to step up to the plate, I was a nervous wreck. I allowed fear to take control of me. I would never follow through; I would never finish what I started. I feared that I wasn’t good enough. After a while, my behavior irritated me that I decided to make a change.I began accepting the challenges even though I still had the fear within me. Of course I had my share failures – still do. But at the end of the day, I welcomed the challenges and gave to the fullest of my potential.
Just recently, I accepted a couple of writing projects that scares me a little. Not because I cannot perform the tasks, but because I am afraid of not living up to certain expectations. However, I am still going for it. Why not? What do I have to lose? I plan on giving it all I have. If it works, fantastic. If it doesn’t, at least I tried.
Fear isn’t a comfortable feeling – it paralyzes us from moving forward. We lose opportunities because of it. How many of you have lost opportunities because fear has gotten in the way? How many of you regret missing out on those opportunities?
My article called “How To Put A Stop To Greediness” was published this morning. At first, I had plenty to say about greed in families and in the corporate world. Unfortunately, I couldn’t extend myself in this article since the article was written for a family oriented website. I had to retain many of my thoughts and suggestions, but one day I will blog about greed in its entirety – the way I see it.
If you have a moment of course, please read the article. Feel free to comment there or on here, vote and share. I would love to read your input and engage in conversation. I appreciate the support!
I am Facebook friends with a gentleman by the name of Soulgee McQueen. He’s one of the brilliant men I know on Facebook, and I love reading his statutes. Below is one of the statutes he posted this morning – with his permission of course. This rings truth on so many levels.
Before you launch out into something be sure you have what it takes to handle it. If you can barely cope now, how will you handle more? Before God builds the ministry He builds the man or woman, because added success brings added responsibility. Is the return worth the investment? When you overcommit and overextend yourself, the first thing that suffers is your time with God. The next thing that …suffers is your family. And without the covering of both, you’ll be vulnerable. There are a lot of good causes in this world, but God will only prosper you when you focus on what He has called you to do. Are my expectations realistic? When human wisdom and ability won’t take you a step further, faith will, because faith holds the hand of God. And with God, “All things are possible”
As much as I enjoy writing books, I am enjoying writing articles a tad more. When it comes to articles, I am focused on a specific topic – a topic that many of us can relate to. Or perhaps a topic that can provide enlightenment to others. Then comes the best part – engaging with others when they comment. Not everyone agrees, but that’s what makes the job of a contributor interesting. We don’t all have to see everything with the same set of eyes – just as long as we respect one another’s views and opinions.
From time to time, I receive either private messages on my Facebook page or on here regarding the articles. These individuals are uncomfortable to publicly express their experiences or opinions. What they share is extremely informative and an eye opener. Not only do they learn something new from me, but I also learn something new from them.
At the end of the day, I may not write something earth-shattering, but it is worth something when people are willing to jump into the pool of discussion. There’s so much one can learn when writing articles.
I wrote an article on friendship for Hubpages. com. The article is called Friendship: It’s A Two Way Street. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to comment under the article or on this post. I would love to read what you all think. Feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for the support!