So let me start this by saying that I am a perfectionist and a planner to a flaw. Seriously. I am so hard on myself and so when points in my life don’t go the way they should, I kinda don’t know how to handle it, because remember, that’s not how it was supposed to happen. Does anyone relate to this? After a few huge parts of my life going this way, I’ve semi taught myself to work hard and control what I can, but after that, sit back and let things work themselves out.
My dad once told me “Everything always works out”. I shrugged him off at the time, but he couldn’t be more dead on.
Taking a leap of faith is hard for someone who would normally measure how many feet that leap is and then calculate the probability of actually making it. But I am trying to stop my mind and take the jump!
I was asked a week ago to give a presentation in front of 50 people about email marketing. I love email marketing, but anyone who knows me knows that to me, public speaking is worse than a death sentence. After a week of telling myself not to freak out and then consequently freaking out, I gave the presentation tonight, and I felt like a rockstar. I know this subject like the back of my hand, so why was I even nervous to begin with?! It’s funny, I was dreading it for a whole week, and I ended up getting a rush off of it.
At the end of the day, the joke is on me, but I was reminded that taking a leap of faith pays off sometimes. It forces you to grow when you didn’t think you were ready to. I think that we’re always ready, we just don’t realize it.
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