We all have things that we want to do or desire to do, but fear is holding us back.
Fear of rejection or just fear of the unknown.
I often deal with this same fear and fight right through it, sometimes. Lol.
Storytime: For those of you who don’t know, I released a book less than a month ago. I’m excited to share my book with everyone. It’s my baby. If you haven’t purchased yet, it’s available exclusively on Amazon. I’ll post the link at the bottom of the blog.
One of the things that is encouraged when you release a book is to make a video about opening the first book box.
I was super comfortable sharing my book and posting about its release, since I already shared my blogs; however, sharing a video was outside my comfort zone. I don’t mind talking in-person, presenting or being on stage, but a video of me talking was outside of my little comfortable bubble zone.
We all have these bubbles where we feel comfortable doing just enough within our comfort zone. Everything looks and feels familiar and you aren’t worried about others.
In order to grow, we must sometimes pop our own bubble and step out of our comfort zones, which can be uncomfortable at first. Once you do, you realize it was needed to help you grow.
So, guess what?!!! A friend recorded the video for me, and I posted it on social media and my Amazon author page. #scaryright
Once I thought about the endless possibilities that can come from this, I pressed upload and allowed God to handle everything else.
Who knows, Oprah may pick little ol’ me and have me on her best sellers list.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV