Pursuing your dreams can be extremely daunting. You just never know the possible outcome of taking the risk of pursuing your dreams. I use to love being comfortable and having a sense of financial security. But, I decided to take the leap once I realized I was no longer evolving as a person. When I started my retail career, I was very green. I wanted to learn as much as possible and quickly move up. However, within the last four years of my career, I grew stagnant, and I wanted a change. But I was so scared to change even though I had a burning desire to take the leap. What pushed me to take action was being in a very toxic environment at the last company I worked for. I didn’t get along with my co-manager. I truly believe that God gives you signs in multiple ways to push you in the right direction, and if you chose to ignore the signs then it will come back in a bigger way. For example, I ignored my intuition for so long that it took being in a toxic workplace to get me to evaluate what I wanted out of life. Below I have highlighted the four things I focus on to help me feel comfortable pursuing my dreams without fear.

1. Having Faith

It’s extremely important to have faith. If you don’t believe in yourself, then who will? I know this sounds cliche, but it’s the truth. You’ll have so many people trying to put you down for what you want to achieve. I’ve already experienced this even though I’m still in the early stages. But once you have the confidence, people have no choice but to respect what you’re trying to do.

2. Stay in tune with your intuition

When your soul is telling you something, listen! Trust that it’s coming from an honest place. My intuition has helped me in ways you wouldn’t believe. However, I did have to learn the hard way about trusting my intuition. Hopefully you don’t have to.

3. Take action/ Being proactive

This is a big one. It’s one thing to have faith and intuition, but what will get you there is putting in the work. Hoping and praying that something will happen out of thin air isn’t going to get you what you want. One of my favourite Oprah quotes is: “ You’re responsible for your own life”. We tend to blame others, rely on others, or just hope for a miracle to happen when life doesn’t work out according to plan. It’s important to have a plan. I created one on what I needed to do to transition out.

4. Having a support system

With the right support system you can achieve a lot. Whenever I felt down and discouraged, I have my family and certain people I can go to for advice and for a pick me up. I’m extremely grateful for them. Building that circle of people can give you that boost to achieve more. Valuable advice and kind words makes such a significant difference, especially during the rough times.

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