How to over come fear and succeed by Winnie Nantongo

Fear is only temporary but regret lasts forever. There are not many reasons I can think of as to why one would be scared to create content or to have a voice besides these; You care about other people’s opinions.You are waiting for perfection.

You are scared of creating content or having a voice simply because you are worried about other people’s judgments. You care about what people will think or say. Stop caring and do the work.

To be honest with you, this used to happen to me too a few short years ago. And it used to torture me so bad. But I later realized that I was allowing other people’s judgments to dictate my behaviors and that wasn’t right. I was living their personal fears and that made me a light being so I had to get over that.
But even when I did stop caring, sometimes I couldn’t help it. This is not something you can achieve in just one day. It’s a process.

 How to get over  fear…

I had to think of how their opinions could possibly affect me. Had to look at it from two angles; what I was gaining and losing by listening to them. I realized this was the most ridiculous thing. There was nothing I would gain from their opinions but I was losing a lot on my side if I allowed them to project their fears onto me. And many of what I was losing was myself, my beliefs and my thoughts.

I had to remind myself why I had to share whatever I wanted to share with the world. And that’s to be the voice, to help someone out there who needs the information that I know, to assist develop someone’s mind.
You also have your own reasons as to why you want to share that content, let that be your daily motivation.

Believe me or not, People will get your message but might again be selfish to show it or share it because some don’t want to see you doing better than them. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t love it.
So get yourself together and get to work. Stop over thinking it.

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” ~ W. Clement Stone

You think you aren’t good enough thus not sharing content as yet. Stop waiting for perfection and go do your thing.

“Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you do and fix it along the way.” – Paul Arden

Go check out the very first videos of your favorite youtubers. You will realize that there is a very big difference from the quality of the videos to the content.

Don’t think of what could possibly go wrong. Test and learn. We all learn as we go. How will you know how you are bettering without doing!

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Whatever you want to do, either it’s creating content, having a voice or any other thing, do it now. What’s actually stopping you is the fact that you haven’t started.
Start today and every time you feel like giving up, remind yourself why you started. You can always revisit this very post for motivation.

Guest writer: Winnie Nantongo

Pulse Inspirational Wednesday: Be Yourself Without Hiding Under A Pretense Coat

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” —Beyoncé

Many times in our lives we tend to be more interested in what the rest of the world has got to say about us than what we truly think of ourselves.

Without bothering yourself with what someone else thinks of you, why not just tell your story the way it was meant to be told!

I know sometimes we think we aren’t good enough and not because it’s true we are not but because we tend to listen to other people’s opinions about us. About what we should do, how we should live or what we should dress among others.

Because the world we live in is so cruel, we are forced to live a certain criteria just to fit in. We have been influenced by other people’s beliefs and thoughts that we no longer rest our feelings. We have failed to know who we truly are because we constantly try to prove to the rest of the world that we can be like them, we can be beautiful, stylish, outgoing etc yet we should be like us not them.

We have intentionally denied ourselves happiness because we want to impress others.

Do you ever wonder how life would have been if you lived it your way without trying so hard to prove your worth to anyone else, without having to pretend you like something you don’t or without having to pretend to be someone you are not?

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” —Oscar Wilde

No matter what you do or say, people will always find something negative to say about you. You will never impress everyone. Stop trying so hard to impress them and just be you.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be honest, we might not be all that we would wish to be but then this is who we are and we should accept and live that without pretense.

You are enough. There will definitely be somebody younger, smarter or Prettier but there will never be another YOU. Don’t be someone else. You are enough just the way you are.

Guest writer: Winnie Nantongo

A motivational speaker and A Human Rights Activist