Don’t Let The Fear Of Failure Stop You From Doing What You Want

Don’t Let The Fear Of Failure Stop You From Doing What You Want

Your failures are the gateway to success.

I’ll admit it, I’ve always been afraid of failure. Or should I say obsessed with succeeding? Either way, I sometimes let that fear of failure hold me back from trying things I’ve always wanted to do. This past year and this year, I decided to take a chance and do something I have always wanted to do, open a shop on Etsy.

I opened my first shop on my birthday in November. I was so excited to start my journey to selling my homemade crafts. I knew that my sales would be slow since I had just opened, so I just sat back and relaxed. December came and still no sales. I figured I would be selling like crazy because Christmas was coming up, but I didn’t. As December came to a close, I decided to close up my shop. I was devastated.

For Christmas, I got a Cricut. For those who do not know what a Cricut is, it’s a machine that cuts vinyl. I had been wanting one for a while but I never found the motivation to buy one. That fear of failure kept me from buying it.

I started making decals and shirts for friends and family members. I knew that I wanted to create things for people all over the country but I could never push myself into opening another shop. As January flew by, I continued making things for myself and a few local people. It wasn’t until February when I decided it was time to take another chance.

After a lot of thought and planning, I decided to open my shop, Luxury Vinyl, on Etsy. Before opening my shop, I had made a game plan and made sure I had enough products in my shop. In the beginning, I only had decals listed. Once again, no sales. I started getting discouraged and had thought about closing my shop. Why was I not getting any business? I was promoting my shop all over Instagram. That was not enough.

To start off March, I decided to add shirts to my shop. Within a few days, I made my first sale. I was so excited about it that I called my mom. She was happy for me as well. A few days after my first sale, I got my second. Just a couple of weeks ago, I got my third. Now I’m in the process of working on sale number four. I finally felt a sense of accomplishment.

I can actually say that I have accomplished one of my goals for 2018, and it’s still the beginning of the year!

My advice to you is to not let anything hold you back from doing something you want to do. I’ve had people tell me my business would not go far, but look where I’m at. I’m starting to get my name out there to people in other states.

It is possible and you can do it. Before starting something, have a game plan. Be prepared. That has contributed to my growing success. If you feel like nobody has faith in you, just know that I do. You can accomplish anything you want as long as you just believe

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The Ultimate List Of 'One Tree Hill' Moments That Left Us Shook

There's only one Tree Hill.

Late last semester, I was in desperate need of a new Netflix show to start watching. I casually inquired to my roommates if I should start watching "One Tree Hill." Both having watched the show before, and slightly horrified that I've never even seen a single episode, they wholeheartedly urged me to begin the emotional journey that is "One Tree Hill." The show is quite a doozy at nine seasons, but I powered through all the ridiculous, melodramatic, and, above all, ups and downs that the multitude of characters experience. I have way too many thoughts concerning this show, but here we go.

Here are some of the best things about this show:

1. Brooke & Peyton's Friendship

2.Haley & Nathan's First Kiss

3. The Cracker Jack Box Prize

4. The Boytoy Auction

5. Lucas and Nathan's Budding Friendship

6. Whitey's Tough Love And Wisdom

7. Jake Being The Best All-Around Guy

8. Lucas's Heartfelt Speech To Brooke In The Rain

9. Peyton Bonding With Her Biological Mother

10. Karen & Keith Getting Together

11. Mouth Being The Ultimate Friend

12. Haley & Nathan Renewing Their Vows

13. The Ravens Winning The Basketball Championship

14. Lucas Declaring His Love To Peyton

15. Haley & Nathan Having Jamie

16. The Heartfelt Farewell To The River Court After Graduating High School

17. The Transformation Of Brooke Davis

18. Brooke & Peyton Reuniting In Tree Hill

19. Haley & Nathan's Little Family

20. Quentin & Jamie

21. Lucas & Peyton Getting Back Together

22. Deb Knocking Nanny Carrie Out

23. The Dog Eating Dan's Heart

24. Lucas & Peyton Getting Married

25. Peyton & Lucas Having Sawyer

26. Nathan Getting Into The NBA

27. Brooke & Julian's Relationship

28. Clay & Quinn Getting Together

29. The Utah Trip

30. Brooke & Julian's Wedding

31. Lydia Scott Arriving

32. Brooke Telling Julian She's Pregnant

33. Jude & Davis Baker

34. Chase Being The Best Bar Manager

35. Chris Keller Returning

36. Keith Forgiving Dan

37. Clay & Quinn Getting Engaged

38. Clay & Quinn & Logan Becoming A Family

39. The Cast Singing Along To The Theme Song

40. This Iconic Line

"One Tree Hill" is definitely a show that gives you some serious feelings, and because of that, I think it's one of the best teen dramas ever made. Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, Karen, Keith, Whitey, Jamie, Deb, Mouth, Skills, Clay, Quinn, Millie, Chase, Chris, and even Dan will always have a place in every OTH fan's heart. There is, after all, only one Tree Hill.

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