So this week has made me go outside of my comfort zone as I realize things about me that I really did not want to realize. Like how I put more pressure on myself than others do. If only I turned my “I failed at….” thoughts into a “I did…..” thoughts. That is honestly out of my comfort zone. And honestly- so is promoting myself. I got to thinking about why my business is not working- Well – because I don’t like drawing attention to myself. I can market for other people- I actually LOVE marketing and am working on some classes through LinkedIn Learning to help me learn more about graphic design. But marketing my own business. I don’t want to seem pushy or needy.
But that is where stepping out of my comfort zone comes into play. I always tell people- It is about connecting with people- not seeming so salesy- so if I suggest to others to do that – why don’t I? So I am giving it a shot- doing things like posting dinner images of meals I make using my Cocoa Exchange products and being more active with my doTERRA business. Thankfully doTERRA has a tool that helps me- it gives posts suggestions and allows me to schedule things out.
But seriously- all of this has made me think- no one is keeping me from being successful but my own fears of failure and rejection. Listening to that little voice that I talked about the other day is hard not to do. And I realize now that by not stepping out of my box I am letting that voice win. If I don’t get sales and get my business going I don’t want it to be because I listened to that voice and didn’t try. If I don’t finish my online graphic design course I don’t want it because the voice said “why try I will just fail anyway” – I don’t want the voices to win. It is hard to step out of my comfort zone and and to be positive. But I will never have peace with myself if I didn’t try. Besides- I have a mighty partner at my side- One who can achieve far more than I ever can. And that alone brings me peace.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
“God said, ‘My Presence will go with you. I’ll see the journey to the end.'” Exodus 33:14
God will walk with us – we need to submit our battles to him. How many times does it talk about in the bible about someone turning from God and losing a battle- but certain kings turned to God and had peace for their reign and won. Our lives are no different and if stepping out of your comfort zone is a challange- give it to God and know He is walking beside us. He will establish our plans – He will see our journey to the end. Step out of that comfort zone and be successful!