•7th March, 2019 – 7th March, 2020
Coming out of my shell has been one difficult thing to do so on the 7th of March 2019, I decided to expose a bit of myself. I was scared. Why? I had so many questions in mind.
“Will people read?”, “Is it relevant?”, “What if it’s not worth it?”, “Can I take criticisms? If yes, how will I handle them?”, “What if people make fun of me?” and so on.
I had written quite a number of articles since 2017. I actually don’t know what I was waiting for to get it published. Maybe I was waiting for the “right time”.
Last year, I realised that, if I had started my blog in 2017, I’d have been “somewhere” today. I just wasn’t ready for the exposure. I felt I was too young to start. A big mistake I made then.
LESSONS LEARNED AND SOME ADVICE TO YOU: Don’t feel intimidated by what people say or will say about you. Don’t wait for the “right time” to start something good. Just start. Make the mistakes. Allow the criticisms to pour in. It’s up to you to decide how you’d handle it. Stop associating your youthfulness with your passion; “I’m too young”, “I’m too small”, “People will bully me”. You have a big GOD. Who or what are you scared of?
Make sure to involve God in your decision making if not, you’ll regret later in life and would have to go back to square one to make things right. It’s not bad though, just that you’ve lost quality time. There’s no time at all. Start that business now no matter how little your capital is. Take up that leadership position. Learn something new every day. Learn how to save money. Stop the unnecessary shopping and do something profitable with the money. We spend a lot of money on data. Have you thought of doing something lucrative with the data to get the money back?
Think about it.
Henceforth, tell yourself that, you’re going to make yourself proud to the extent that you’ll be surprised. Come out of your shells and expose yourself to greater opportunities.
Lastly, when you have agreed to do something but confusion sets in, talk to someone about it. You might not know where your help will come from. And please, when you’re approached, make time to listen to the person. It’s nice when you help someone when he or she is in doubt.
I thank God for making this one year possible and thank you all for sticking around even when I wasn’t consistent 🙈. Something bigger is coming.
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!