Friendly Friday: Let Go of Fear


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Every Friday I feature a reader comment from earlier in the week. Today’s comment comes from Courtney Fontenot, who owns Alpha Prosperity Events and responded to yesterday’s post about taking risks. Here’s what Courtney had to say:

“What an amazing post. Thank you for sharing. I struggle with this topic all the time — knowing when to take a risk and trusting that God has given me a talent or specific wisdom about something. I really want to take the risk of doing my business full-time, but I keep waiting for something – a sign – I don’t know. Thanks for the inspiring words. I will create my Faith confession using your words. Thanks for the post. It helps more than you know.”

Courtney, I chose to highlight your comment today, because I think so many of us have been in exactly your shoes. In fact, some of the other commenters on yesterday’s post had some words of wisdom just for you.

Melanie of Luxur Weddings and Events wrote, “As for what Courtney said, I thought that too at the beginning when I started my company: ‘What if something goes wrong? What if I don’t get enough clients and can’t pay my rent?’ And many more such thoughts that stopped me from running my own company full-time… thank god I did take the chance and the risk! It’s not as easy to do as it is to write, though. It takes time, sacrifice and loads of work to make things happen. But if you love what you do, it will be worth it!”

And Teri of Ready Set Wow wrote, “Fear is not a good reason to do or not do anything. If the only thing keeping you from doing something is fear, move forward and do it anyway. Love and much success to you all!”

Wonderful words of wisdom! I have the best readers. And, Courtney, I hope you’ll see that this blog post and the encouraging comments from other readers can be just the sign you’re looking for. Take the leap!

Happy Friday, folks. Have a great weekend. See you on Monday!

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