Pursue Your Passion!
Around this same time last year, I had reached a point of feeling miserable with life. I could not pinpoint the reason that I felt this way. I’ve heard others say that God makes you uncomfortable in your situation when it’s time for growth. Looking back on things, I believe this to be true in my case. Here’s a blog post that I wrote about the adventure that started after I decided to pursue my dreams. In this post, I want to focus on how YOU can put doubt aside and live your charmed life. Here are five tips to pursuing your passion.
Identify Your Passion
One of my favorite quotes from Oprah Winfrey goes “you know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it”. This goes hand in hand with finding your purpose. What is that thing that you always think about, that you always want to know more about? What makes you happy and fulfilled?
Make Time for Yourself
As women, we wear so many hats. Unfortunately, we often give ourselves the leftovers, or nothing at all. After we’ve been everything to everybody, we often neglect our own needs. Having “me time” is not selfish.
Stop Doubting Yourself
No matter what you have been told about yourself in the past…no matter how hopeless situations may seem…muster the courage to live the life that makes you happy. Let go of anyone, anything, and any thought that causes you to doubt yourself.
Do Not Give Up On Yourself
We all come across disappointments at some point. The key is to push forward toward your goals despite them. In fact, use those stumbling blocks as lessons learned that will only strengthen you and not defeat you.
Press the Mute Button on the Naysayers
Those people who don’t believe in you because they don’t believe in themselves…yea…those people. Don’t give them the time of day. Give no credence to the negative seeds that they try to leave with you. Understand that naysayers are often those miserable people who love company. Don’t sit with them!
Since making the decision to not only live but, THRIVE, I have had the most amazing experiences. In the past year, I’ve traveled more than ever. My confidence is better than it has ever been. Now, anything seems possible. Is everything perfect? Absolutely not. However, the good far outweighs the bad. I feel that I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing in life, and I just know that there is so much more to come. I wish the same for you. Throw caution to the wind. Take care of yourself. Insist on living the life that you deserve. It’s why you’re here! Go for it!
Here are some shots from my latest fashion shows!
The 2nd Annual Evaluation Plus Size Fashion Show
by Esteem'd Productionz
Special thanks to Jay Sweat Photography, Charlotte, NC!
Stylon & Blvd. by London Douglas
Special thanks to Careese Robinson Digital Photography!
11/14/2015 12:20:23 pm
My passion is laying in bed while eating comfort food. :( Wish I could get paid to do that...
11/18/2015 12:04:44 pm
Thanks Natasha! Wishing the same for you!
11/16/2015 09:23:03 am
Such a great post! I love that you have so much confidence, I need to get me some more! And thanks for the reminder to take some time for myself, I really need to.
11/18/2015 12:07:19 pm
Thanks for commenting Jennifer! Believe me, I'm a work in progress. Through a lot of prayer and work on myself, I mustered the confidence to get started on my journey. Go ahead. Throw caution to the wind and don't worry about the opinions of others. Take care!
11/16/2015 09:55:41 am
I've been working hard and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone to pursue my passion.
11/18/2015 12:08:35 pm
That's where it starts--moving outside of that comfort zone. Wishing you many blessings in pursuing your dreams!
11/17/2015 01:46:12 am
I adore this post, especially because I know what it's like to be pushed into your purpose. One of my favorite quotes: "God will put you in a holy discontent to get you out of certain situations".
11/18/2015 12:12:07 pm
Thank you so much for checking out the post and for this great quote!
11/17/2015 11:35:36 am
Purpose is very important as well as passion. It's a great thing when you can combine the two.
11/18/2015 12:10:10 pm
I agree! Thanks for the comment BernettaStyle!
11/17/2015 06:49:03 pm
Stop doubting yourself is a great Tip! One that can be challenging, but confidence in your abilities takes you a long way
Wonderful points and so true! Thank you for the boost that I needed. It can be tough working a job during the day and working on my purpose at night, but I know I'll be able to do my purpose full time soon. I didn't realize you are in Charlotte. I'm located in Greensboro. Keep me posted on your next fashion show!
11/18/2015 12:14:40 pm
I agree. Balancing the two can be a challenge. The great thing is that, in due time, the work will pay off. I will definitely let you know about future shows. I live in SC, but I travel often to NC, GA, and other areas for shows and to cover events for the blog.
11/17/2015 10:38:10 pm
These tips are so true! Sometimes you just have to go for it and believe and don't listen to the naysayers.
11/18/2015 12:15:38 pm
I am confident that your hard work will pay off. Wishing you many, many blessings.
11/18/2015 08:55:45 pm
Great tips for turning things around in life. You really do have to believe in yourself and take action.
4/9/2020 05:53:53 am
You should never be discouraged by those people who are trying to block your way to success. Life can be challenging, but you should never give up easily. As long as you are alive, there's still hope. At the same time, you should never let other people step on you or put limitations on yourself. Please remember that you are the one navigating your life others are just part of it. never let them tell you there things you can and cannot do. If you believe in yourself, nothing is impossible!
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The creator of Truly Charmed, Antoinette Cain, delights in all things fashion, all things fostering empowerment, and all things that inspire ambition. Antoinette started this fashion and lifestyle blog to celebrate those who are living their Charmed Lives and to empower those who haven't yet realized that life may be imperfect, but in every day there is a Charmed moment.