We live in the shadow of our own fears and dreams. Sometimes, however, you need to take the leap of faith and trust that you are making the right choices. It is absolutely normal to fear the change and the challenge ahead of you and yet you have to remind yourself that it worth taking the risk.
Last week, I met a someone who has told me an inspiring story: he quit his job and decided to pursue his dream and passion of becoming a videographer or as he calls it a creator of moving images. The story is inspiring as he is bringing to life his dream and facing the challenges as they come, he is stepping over to the side, where he is no longer employed in a job but is following his passion.
It is normal to feel doubtful, insecure and unsure about the next steps but it is important to have a strong support system in form of family or friends that believe in you. You are lucky if you have that. Should you find yourself facing this alone, please do not let it stop you from going forward. Think about it this way: you being alone means you can learn from your own mistakes, make new friends along the way and make your dream a reality.
I am also inspired by the recent film "The Greatest Showman" - it is a film that touches upon a very important topic that we are all concerned by: secrets and insecurities - feeling comfortable with yourself and being able to never give up and pursue your dreams. So, ask yourself what would you do if you would decide to pursue your dream - what would it be?
When I was asked this question, I was surprisingly out of words for a minute and then ideas started flying around the room bouncing off the walls. So, by talking about this and opening up about my dreams and hopes for the future, I realised two things a) my ideas are actually worth pursuing and are not stupid as I thought they might be b) I need to structure and focus my thoughts because at the moment these are just a list of ideas. Lesson learned: do not be afraid to talk about your dreams and hear feedback, learn from this feedback and take into account for your next steps.
I am still learning how to overcome the fear in the process and there will be more posts coming on that. Nonetheless, one step in overcoming your fear of pursuing your dreams is to let go of the insecurity thinking that you are not good enough because this is the biggest con in history. You are good enough, you are unique in your own way and you have so much to offer to the world and you do not even know it yet.
So here are a few quotes from "The Greatest Showman" that could be little reminders for you and give you a little encouragement: