About a year ago, I wanted to launch this blog. I researched everything, set up a site (albeit not correctly), created content, launched social media accounts, etc. I was incredibly excited and determined to start and blog about fashion and travel, two of my favorite things, until the crippling fear of failure prevented me from moving forward and finally go ‘live.’
I was so afraid of what people would think of my blog and my online persona, that I stalled and ‘sat’ on this blog until now. “What if my content is not liked?”, I continually asked myself. “What if my friends & family know about this hobby?” (This, I admit, is a silly fear to have). I kept doubting myself and created all the possible worst-case scenarios in my head, and instead of facing my fears of putting myself out there, I decided that the best course of action was to forget about this little dream of mine of becoming a blogger.
For the last 10 months or so, I kept thinking about the blog and what it could have become in the time that I ‘wasted’ allowing my fear of failure overcome my determination to succeed.
And here I am now, a year later, equally as terrified as I was a year ago, but determined to at least try and follow the advice I always give to my loved ones when they doubt themselves “Try. The worst thing that can happen is that it doesn’t work out, but at least you will know if it didn’t versus always wondering what if”. I am tired of wondering ‘what if’ and ready to see where this blog will take me in the future.
Everything happens at the right time.
Now tell me, what did fear prevent you from doing? How did you overcome your fears?