“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love — who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.”
Since this year began, I’ve been coming across back stories of some of the successful people we have come to admire, who are dominating and creating waves in their industries. The constant in these stories is that before they broke into these spaces and industries the industry giants had told them that they won’t make it, that they are not good enough to be a success and to, therefore, try something else because they lack “this or that.” But fast forward to the future, and these same individuals who had been ruled out or not made the cut are beautifully flourishing, despite initial rejections and criticisms.
I have lost count of how many times such stories have been coming my way, and I know that when something like this happens, God is pleading for my attention and sending important, timely messages to me.
And my “aha! Moment” with regards to this came last weekend. I was invited to speak at a Youth Seminar. Before my time came to speak, I was shaking; my anxiety was at a peak, I started feeling exceptionally sick, and wanted to run to the bathroom to break down and cry because there was a persistent, lingering thought of doubt saying, “Can I really do this?” Read More