Today I will be sharing with you three things that made me realise its time to step out of my comfort. It’s going to be a good read so go grab a snack and some juice and continue to read.
As a young girl growing up I was a very shy and very reserved, I think it was safe to say I was an ‘introvert’. I never knew myself, and I was confused of who I was and what I wanted to become. But one thing that made me happy was my secret love for fashion and style. It was my little secret. It was my comfort and joy. Being in the forefront never appealed to me (and honest it still does not), so I stayed in the background, in my own little world, in my comfort zone. I felt safe there and it felt good. Like many of us we always feel comfortable in our own space and never want to leave, until the day we get the urge of wanting more or the call.
Accepting the Call
For those of you who do not know, I am a Child of the Most High God. I know some of you may be wondering what do I mean when I say the ‘Call’. My definition of the Call is the plan God has for you to live, fulfilling His purpose. (See Jeremiah 29:11 for a more in depth understanding).
At an early age I got the call to encourage, motivate and influence women. Me, Terrieann, encourage and motivate women, how on earth can I do such thing? I was clueless with no sense of direction. So I put it on the back burner and pursued other things. As time passed I realized that my little secret started to reveal it self and everything started to fall into place. My love affair for fashion, style and beauty started to evolve so I incorporated everything to create a niche. “I encourage, motivate and influence women through fashion, style and beauty to live out the best version/s of their lives. (cute right?) . The most amazing thing about the plan of God is that it never really leaves you. I pushed my calling away for as long as I can but like a bad dream it haunted me day and night. Until finally one day I gave up and I accepted the Call on my life and now I can proudly say that it’s one of the hurdles I had to jump in order for me to get closer to stepping out of my comfort zone.
Accepting that it is OK to fail
I accepted the Call yes, I am excited but that was not all – I was fearful of failing (at times I still feel that way). I have missed out on many great opportunities because I was afraid of failing. There were times I will get a brilliant idea to work on a project then the little voices in my head will pop up, “what if it does not work”, “girl some one else may be doing the same thing”, “how can you do that, no one will support you”, “this is no good, just give up and forget about it”, “girl you’re too stupid” “you will be rejected”, ” are you sure this is what you desire to do”. Believe me these little voices can be so much fun when you just want to stay in your comfort zone. I entertained these voices until they gave me migraines and I gave up on my dreams. But I am grateful to God that He did not gave up on me. Trust me I failed at a lot of things but I learnt that it is ok to fail. I learnt from a very famous multimillionaire Steve Harvey – paraphrasing “just leap, you will never know until you try”.
Prepare for it
Finally I accepted my calling and also accepted that is ok to fail. Now it is time for me to prepare for the journey. Preparing for the journey at hand was the most scariest and most difficult thing for me to accept. When I started my blogging and entrepreneurial journey, which was only a few months ago, I was excited, nervous and all the other mixed emotions that tie in with it. It was not easy stepping out of my comfort zone and letting go of the things that made me felt safe but I did. There were times I wondered if I can survive in this mean and evil world that we live in but my only consolation was and still is – “With God I can do all things through Christ“. So against all the odds I prepared myself by starting my blog and starting my business.
It is so true that “if you build it, they will come”. So I will dedicate myself to what’s left of this year to identifying the unique desire and authenticity for 2017, and make declarations to myself that I am going to continue to prepare for what is to come, not just in a general, generic way, but with laser like dedication; believing, trusting, and knowing that specific expectations render specific outcomes!
If you are considering stepping out of your comfort zone I encourage you to start. Know your calling, accept with your whole heart that it is ok to fail (remember you will fail at times ), and prepare for the journey.
Buy the domaine name. Write out the business plans. Pay for the classes. The word I leave with you is: begin! You’re worth it. My God and Our God is here to help, taking your dreams as seriously as you do. Take the necessary steps. Make the investment and in time, these seeds of faith will bring about beautiful fruits.
I am excited about the Redefining Beauty event! Come join me on the 26th November, 2016 we will be sipping on cocktails, chatting, laughing, being pampered and being empowered as we discuss everything Beauty. Contact me on facebook for ticket info! #Novermber26
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