This is me right now with this blog. As one of my first launching posts, I thought I would lay out my thoughts for you on starting at the bottom with nothing.
It is hard to remember that everyone started with 0 followers, 0 purchases, 0 investments, 0 dollars. This is because no one wants to be seen starting from nothing. Whether it is your thoughts of what others are thinking or what others are physically telling you, people judge big dreams, when you have nothing. People judge those that go after "unrealistic" dreams. People doubt you and you doubt yourself…everyone does.
The majority of people have a dream, some have suppressed it more than others, but everyone has a passion that God gave them and everyone has a dream career. But this majority also never followed/will follow through with it…for so many excuses, but mainly because they have to start from the bottom. And whether you tell people or not, they find out about your 0 followers of your blog or your 0 purchases from your company or your 0 dollars because you quit your job.
I know just reading the 0 hurts…essentially it is shame. This can be one of the most harmful feelings as it then turns into regret or doubt so long as one keeps feeling it. It will eat you alive and convince that there is no turning back from your mistake, where the regret comes in, or in this case convince you that there is no successful future for your 0.
I mean…it’s not logical, right? This is where it all comes from. We stay in our logical, safe, comfort zone: there we have financial security, job security, no rejection, no disappointment, no regret, and no shame. I am a pretty logical person, so I understand, why would one go after a not promising dream…and most everyone sees it as just that, a dream, not even close to reality.
Well…we wouldn’t need faith in God if we stayed in our comfort zone all the time. There are some creative people, braver people, adventurous people that have bigger comfort zones, but even they have one. Others have much smaller comfort zones. Regardless, we all require a push from God. And this is what my 0, my passion, my shame, and my push outside my comfort zone looks like.
Even though I can't tell you your future or see mine with this blog, I can say that this feeling of wondering and shame does not have to be as strong. Yes, unfortunately, it will always be there because of the world we live in, but if we continuously choose optimism, positivity, focus, and giving it to God, the feelings wont be so strong. This is how you can ultimately overcome what people are saying about you, worrying about what people think of you, worrying about what your 0 will become.
We need to choose that this passion has priority over all those anxious thoughts…don't regret not doing anything rather than doing what your passionate about and the most it becomes is a hobby. Don’t worry about if your 0 becomes a career, but at least do what you love and are passionate about. And for me it is this: fashion, writing, modeling, traveling, adventure.