Tuesday, May 6, 2014

For Brown Girls Who Persevere: Anything Is Possible

                   "Most things aren’t impossible, most people just give up too soon." 

As of May 6, 2014, I completed my 12 week business planning class at the Center for Women and Enterprise in Providence, RI. I graduated with not only a certificate of completion but with a completed and thorough business plan. I am writing this blog post to make 5 important points for those who are going through a temporary difficult journey and might possible consider quitting. Quitting is not an option so just keep pushing forward and complete the task ahead. 

I feel like Kevin Garnett after winning the 2008 NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics. He was so hype and so emotional but K.G. yelled to the mountain top, that "Anything is Possible". Now, K.G. preserved as one of the premier and future basketball Hall of Famer. He played for the winless for Minnesota Timberwolves for years until he was traded to the Boston Celtics to play with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. In 2008, KG, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen finally won their world championship for the Boston Celtics.

Five Ways to Overcome Fear of Achieving: 
  1. Believe in yourself! If you don't believe in yourself, no one will believe in you. You have been created to be you and achieve awesome things. You are wonderfully and uniquely made by God, the higher being. 
  2. Block out the naysayers and dream killers! As long as you are living and breathing, you will always have the naysayers and dream killers preying on your downfall. These naysayers and dream killers can be your significant other, best friend, family and so-called friends. Feed your naysayers and dream killers with a long handed spoon and continue to do you.
  3. Surround yourself with like minded people. Once you surround yourself with like-minded and positive people, anything is possible. These people are your tribe and main supporters. They will be transparent and authentic. They will shower you with positivity and genuine support and love. They want to see you succeed. 
  4. Stop making excuses! Excuses are roadblocks and potholes that YOU set forth. We all made excuses such as I will start (fill in the blank) tomorrow. You don't have tomorrow, you only have today. So, what's wrong with starting today? Excuses equates to self-sabotaging behaviors.
  5. Get out your own way! Just like excuses, we sabotage our own success. We self-doubt ourselves, we listen to other people's opinions about pursuing our gifts and passions. We allow others to place labels and plant the seed of doubt in our spirits and mind. In order to succeed, we must get out our own way. 

I just want to let all of you know that quitting is not an option. I could have allowed people's opinions sabotage my completion of my business planning class. I could have allowed the lack of time and financial resources stop me for enrolling in the class. I could have allowed the high drop out rate in my business planning class influenced me to follow the crowd and drop out. With all those roadblocks, I dedicated myself to fulfill my passion and calling.  I had to take it moment by moment and depend on God to lead me through the darkness and temporary tough times. Remember, tough times don't last long, tough people do. Keep pushing forward and remember quitting isn't an option. Anything is impossible!

Thank you for reading this spontaneous blog post! I want to thank my tribe of supporters because it takes a village of people to help accomplish dreams and goals. You all are appreciated especially my husband and mother who patiently listened and unconditionally love me for me and all my endless ideas and busyness.

Much love from Drea! 
Stay Brainy, Beautiful and Bold!

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