FAITH Over FEAR
If you’ve been wanting to do something for a long time, this post is directed to you. Whether it’s moving to a new city, starting a new career, or leaving a relationship, etc. you have been thinking about this “thing” for a while and just never acted on it. I wonder why...
Actually I know why. The reason why you haven’t acted on it is because you are afraid. You are fearful. When we think of scary things we often think of monsters, creepy clowns, or darkness. But fear doesn’t always have to be related to something out of a horror movie. You may be in a very comfortable position right now. Career going well, your social life is popping. But deep down you want to leave that job. You want to start a business. You want to go back to school, You want to move across the country. You want a change- you’re just afraid to initiate it.
I too have been there. I walked away from a guaranteed teaching salary and health insurance kind of on a whim. I didn’t make much being a teacher in NC (they pay us crumbs here) but being that I’m childless it was enough and I was fairly comfortable. I also had my 82 side hustles, so I was seeing $4k+ a month after taxes. I liked teaching but I worked at an alternative school and it was super stressful. On March 26, 2019 I packed up my car and decided that I wasn’t going back to that place.
I didn’t have a bunch of money saved. I had been talking about leaving for months but I didn’t have a definite date. I didn’t know what the future held for me- I simply decided to step out on faith. I not only had faith in God, I had faith in MYSELF. That’s something so many of us lack. You have to leave your comfort zone, you have to try different things to get different results. You have to put all out doubts aside and take that leap!
Make a plan. Set deadlines. EXECUTE. That’s it, that’s all!