I was talking to a few girlfriends the other night over drinks and you know how conversations change after the drinks lol. Don’t get the wrong impression we talked about life, how we met each other and well….girl talk. I shared my vision for Sporty Mommas and how much I want to inspire other moms. One of the ladies shared how she wanted to get a new job. Our other friend told about us her new love for vlogging but she was afraid to publish her videos. So I asked her what is stopping you?
As she answered with the normal responses (fear, time, not good enough…) I heard a little whisper saying “What is stopping YOU, Sharonda?” I paused and gave some of the same excuses… my kids are young, I don’t have a lot of time, my husband will think I am crazy but the truth is I am stopping me. We all have this fear of failing or not living up to the hype. So how do we get out of our own way? When are we going to live unapologetically and just do the damn thing? How many years before you finish that book? How many years before you go on that diet? How many years before you sell that painting that hundreds of people will love?
I truly believe that we all have gifts and those gifts are meant to be shared with the world. I may not reach a hundred thousand women but if I can inspire a few, I will be happy. It is not going to be easy but if it is meant to be and you do the work, you will be successful. As one of my mom’s friends always told me “Nothing beats a failure, but a try” So today I pledge to be ME, unapologetically and well…. I am going for it. Are you?