“Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it!”
When you start the journey of going after your dreams, whatever they may be, we often think it is going to be easier than it is.
It is like pushing a huge rock uphill, in a snowstorm, and you don’t have any rain gear, so you keep slipping backwards.💪💪💪
On a daily basis.
Someone told me recently, when you are starting out to create this ‘thing’ of yours, you are literally creating beauty out of dirt.🥰🥰🥰
And that hit me!
Thus, the title of today’s blog…
Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” / Maya Angelou
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve spoken with who have told me all about the things “they are going to do“.
The business they are going to start.💜💜💜
That book they are going to write.
Get a new job!
Whatever the case.
You HAVE to start.✔✔✔
Because, in that magical place called “someday”, nothing happens ;-(
Trust me, I know, it’s not easy.☹☹☹
Not at all.☹☹☹
Only, here’s the thing:
You need to take the lead and run with it.🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Just take your idea and run go🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
And, it’s ok if you make it up as you go along, that’s what most of us are doing anyway, seriously.👈👈👈
Winging it one wink at a time!😩😩😩
Trust me, none of us has THE blueprint to success.✈✈✈
We just make sure we work at it EVERYDAY.
That’s where the magic lies.🌈🌈🌈
The Universe rewards those they know are serious about this shit!
So, as long as you are consistent and persistent, you are on the right track!🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
Kermit the Frog🐸🐸🐸
No it won’t be easy.
Ask any really successful person if their journey was easy?🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
And I have no doubt, they will have along list of all the things that didn’t go their way.
A list of failures ;-(
It comes with the territory.🙏🙏🙏
You need to be resilient in your quest to success.💪💪💪
Which is ok.
Because, then you will have your own success story to share with those who are starting their journey.👈👈👈
Yes you will.❤❤❤
And that’s ok.
It’s your journey, not theirs.
What you need to do is take all the steps needed to get you where you want to be!🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Build your own door.✈✈✈
Follow your path.
Create your own opportunities.✅✅✅
I’ve shared this in many of my blogs.🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
When I first started my business in 2012, I knew at some point I wanted to start a blog.
Now ask me if I knew “anything” about blogging?🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
Like, what was Twitter?🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
I remember how I literally wrote that on piece of paper at a class on social media I attended 😉
I didn’t know anything about anything🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
But, I knew I wanted to know HOW to do these things.👈👈👈
So, I started taking classes at the local college (classes for business owners) on social media.
I used every resource I could to teach myself anything and everything about social media.👈👈👈
And guess what?
I got good at it.🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
Because I was determined!
And some where along the journey, I eventually starting my blog.👈👈👈
Did I know what I was doing?🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
But I did it anyway.
That’s how it works.👈👈👈 v
Here’s a piece of advice I will share when starting on anything🙋♂️🙋♂️🙋♂️
Give up on the notion that it has to be perfect.✔✔✔
I’m sure my first blogs were horrible.👈👈👈
And that’s ok.
I started, and that was the important thing.
Recently I read, you have to do something 50 times to get to perfect🥰🥰🥰
All these years later, I don’t know if I would say my blogs are perfect, they are still a work in progress.🌷🌷🌷
So I’ll say it again, YOU HAVE TO START!
That’s kind of the attitude you have to have☝☝☝
Tough as nails💪💪💪
Because, trust me, there will be plenty of people who will not support you.😭😭😭
And the journey will be filled with difficulties.Determination + Persistence = Success (2.11.2020)
So, you need to be a force to be reckoned with👈👈👈
This is the part of the journey where many get off, because it gets too hard.
As Tom Hanks has been quoted, “If it was easy, everyone would do it!”
Therefore, at this point, we all know, it ain’t easy!👈👈👈
I can’t tell you how true this statement is☝☝☝
Stop asking people who have never gone where you’re going for advice❌❌❌
They don’t know.
Sure, they’ll give you advice as to how they think YOU should do it.
Only, that’s their vision, not yours.
I have learned that lesson the hard way.
No more asking anyone WHERE I should take my business.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
Indeed, there are people in my inner circle that I will go to, to ask for advice on a certain subject.
But, I’m not asking anyone where I should be taking my business👈👈👈
That is entirely up to me🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
And, it’s entirely up to you too!
Now, please, take the leap of faith and START🌈🌈🌈
And as always, if you need help in getting there, reach out and set up an appointment with me today, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to my website www.ninefrogs.com and fill out the ‘contact me’ page!
Till next time,
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs ~People will stare. Make it worth their while!