Category Archives: Dreams

Be Brave Enough to Try

What have you always wanted to do, but thought you couldn’t do it because you had never done it before and you were afraid you would be bad at it?

I thought I would throw this out there to the universe, because, well, why not?!

I have always wanted to have my own clothing boutique.

Don’t worry, I am not making a major announcement, at least not today, but I thought I would be a good thing to chat about today. How many times are we told to not pursue something simply because we have never done it before or we don’t know how to do it.

“Everything is figureoutable”-Gary Vaynerchuk

I was talking to my husband about this the other night, how we have so much information and education and tools at our fingertips that literally, if we wanted to learn more about something, we could just GOOGLE it.

You can google how to start a business selling your own crafts out of your bedroom.

How to create a YouTube channel that provides incredible value and content.

Even how to make money on your blog just by writing and being able to direct people where to buy a product or tool.

You can even begin impactful and meaningful non-profits or organizations or ministries, simply by being willing to educate yourself and take those first action steps to be bad at it, so that you can learn and grow and be better.

Why is this idea of not doing something simply because we don’t know how or have never done it before so powerful, so crippling? Why do we allow it to control our decisions or dreams?

I am not saying we should not seek advice or wise counsel. The bible even tells us that seeking wise counsel from wise individuals is for our benefit.

And truthfully, not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. It takes work and patience and diligence and a willingness to fail sometimes.  Most people are more comfortable with security and having a 9-5 job, because they believe that is stable (which I don’t think it actually is, but that is my personal opinion, not fact.)

I love this quote about being brave enough to try something new. Of course you are not going to know all the answers and you may mess up a bit. Of course it is going to feel awkward and uncertain and even a bit scary.

But I think that is the beauty of it, really. You learn something new about yourself and you get to grow and become better.  We all want to become better. But in order to do that, you have to make attempts at doing things you weren’t familiar with.

Choose to grow, sister friend!

What are some things you have always wanted to do, but too afraid to because you didn’t know much about it?

 

Be a Size You,

Tiffany Harper

Big Dreams, Little Steps

As a little girl, I have always had really big dreams.

I mean I wanted to be a famous singer and actress growing up.  And I worked really hard to make myself as visible as possible in these areas.

I auditioned for musicals, threw myself into show choir and made sure to perfect my talents as often as I could.  As I got older, I tried to find a manager to help me book commercials and TV roles, worked as a background actor for Central Casting. I sang on the worship team at my church.

Because I had learned early on that if you want your dreams to come true, you have to work hard and take small steps to get there.

The vast majority of those you see who are successful and have achieved their dreams is because they dreamed big…but they took small steps towards their goals.

They wrote down ultimately what they wanted to achieve at the end of the day. The week. The Month. The year and even their life.

And worked towards it.

Now I know that I am not a famous actress or singer. I chose to get married and have babies and put aside for the time being that dream I had as a child. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have dreams. I have created new dreams and goals and I plan on achieving  them.

One small step at a time.

What small steps are you taking towards your dreams and goals? Have you written them down. Are you wishing they will happen or are you trying to make them happen?

Tiff~