Wow, February is over, which means spring is right around the corner!
Let’s talk about success for a moment. First off, we both know it isn’t easy. Overnight success looks more like ten years. It did for me! Unconsciously believing success happens overnight can rob us of the joy found in building our mission and fully embracing our creativity.
If you’re looking to grow in your current role, what plan do you have in place? Are you hoping that opportunities drop on your lap? Or are you knocking on doors, consistently taking steps in the right direction, and leveling up your experience? If you don’t have a target, you’ll miss every single time.
If you’re working on a new venture, one of the biggest dangers is to expect to be financially profitable right away. In most cases that’s not the reality. But another fact is that your bills are not going to stop rolling in.
So, how do you work on what you’ve been called to and get the bills paid at the same time? Build slow. Slow and steady wins the race. Building slow allows you to find your audience, identify the problem you what to solve and develop the right business model, all before having to jump ALL in. Both with time and resources.
Yes, it will take juggling multiple jobs, and intentionally saving enough money so that you can take higher risks.
Oftentimes we don’t realize that building something that matters isn’t always fancy, or Instagram worthy. It takes sacrifice, energy, and grit to keep showing up and never give up.
So, I challenge you to put on a new set of lens—a long-term one—to understand what it looks like to continue fighting for your dream. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of instant gratification; don’t fall for it. Your dreams are worth fighting for. Take a deep breath…inhale…exhale. You have what it takes.