GO FOR IT!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015




Whoop! Whoop!!  I am super excited to finally put this post up after a loooooong time. I felt bad I could not post anything up but circumstances beyond my control were responsible for that. (Emabinu) aka don't be angry.

On Saturday, i.e 23rd of May, 2015, this blog was one month old! ( I know one month does not seem like it is worth celebrating) you may even be saying this girl does not know that she is still at the primary level  but my dear you cannot understand!
I had conceived this idea some years back and was just imagining how nice it will be to have a blog, reach people, impart and impact in my own way but I did not have the liver to start.
Hmmm my people, God now sent a mentor (Mr. Iheanyi Ejiogu) also known as Mr. Invincible (to whom I will always be grateful) to ‘ginger’ me o!  He walked me through the process and encouraged me to start, I said ok, yet I didn’t start. Something was ALWAYS spoiling the plan so I kept postponing. The blog should have been launched sometimes June last year but that plan did not work. 

At a point my mum and sisters started asking me how far na? I would just say very soon. But in my mind I was happy that those things that were delaying were happening because I was scared. I asked so many questions, what if it fails? What if nobody reads it? What if I get hate comments? Bla bla bla. In my mind starting a blog was so much of a big deal that when it eventually fails (because at a point I thought it would) everyone who knew me would laugh at me.
To cut the long story short, time passed and I revisited the idea, a date was set to launch the blog officially and I was gingered once again. But the night before the launch I couldn’t sleep, all those terrible thoughts started to come again, what if? What if? What if? On the D-day, it was even worse o. I was so nervous. I felt like my once private life was going to be under the scrutiny of too many people, I was scared that people would criticize the work, my writing, my style everything. I was even beginning to develop a headache (no exaggeration) but somehow I knew I couldn’t turn back now and I went for it. Just one month has passed and although I know that I have a whole lot to do, I am happy I made this decision. 

You know sometimes you have all these brilliant ideas in your head, some of them may seem ‘bigger than you’ others may not be readily accepted by other people and somehow, you just let that dream die. I advise you to go back to the drawing board and revisit the idea. God has placed some mind blowing ideas, in your head but you are scared it won’t work, Please Go For It. Start something and start today. You do not want to look back 10 years from now and say you wish you had done this or that,
As long as you plan well before you launch your idea, stay focused and be consistent, it will yield fruits in due season. You cannot achieve your purpose f you are too scared to take risks, and start something. Or how else will people believe in the idea if you don’t start? Some of us on the other hand are just plain lazy. You have no excuse for not working on ideas, gifts or talents yet you covet the results of those who are working for theirs! It’s not going to work that way my dear.  Don’t let that dream, talent or idea die. 
Go For It!

Philippians 1:6- Being confident of this, he that started a good work IN you, will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ!
Thank You for reading! 

Oloriadedotun 

Have you ever been in this situation before, what did you do? Or are you at this point tight now? What have you resolved to do? I will love to hear from you.  
(To celebrate the anniversary, there is a gift for the first three people to comment!)
I’m waiting!

N.B: Picture taken from google. 

17 comments:

  1. Nice! It's always good to keep dreams alive!

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  2. Well done olori so how did you get the inspiration of the word ASIRI. or you mentor also suggested the word to you? My gift too o.

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    1. Thank you Shola! The inspiration for Asiri is another story o! Although my coach didn't suggest the name he preferred it to the other options! I had special inspiration though! Very special! You are a winner by the way! please drop your phone number here: adejoorinadedotun@yahoo.com

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  3. There's nothing as great as closing your eyes and taking the big step after preparations. Moreover everything doesn't have to look perfect at first which is also another fear. Thumps up babes. This is the beginning of greater things.

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    1. Yes o sheyeefunmi! That's my story sef. Little by little, with every step we attain greatness! Please drop your phone number here: adejoorinadedotun@yahoo.com Thank you!

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  4. Nice encouragement oloriadedotun, ok I don't if my situation is exactly like yours but let me share. I have always wanted to bake,I dreamt of how big my cakes will be&how I will have several shows with my work, guess wat I even have a name for my bakery,I have researched on everything but am so scared of starting, I get questions in my head like“layomi se o ti ro dada” aka“layomi have u thought about dis thing well”, how are you sure people will start buying cakes from someone they haven't heard about, but thanks to your experience am going to push those questions away&take off with my plan.love u

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    1. Hmmm. All these questions will come. It happens to ALL of us! But the moment we are able to get past them and forge ahead, we are definitely one step closer.

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  5. Bin a while here. I'm back from camp. Lol. Happy one month blogversary

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    1. Thank you! Welcome back from camp o! Come and teach us what you learnt! *winks* I looooove the word blogversary sha! How come I never heard about it!

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  6. Hmmn, I can't say how I feel right now! we kept talking all the things we wanted to do but never got them done. Today I'm watching my bestie kick off with her dreams while I stay here and conceive more ideas that stay dormant. Well, ild do as she said here, and when I start, you'ld hear it 1st on this blog! Love you Adedotun very much and I'm so proud of you. Happy 1month blogversary!

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  7. Great!!! Now i am happy i can comment...my case was so like layomi's... i have always wanted to do anything events, specifically baking and fruit craft...i gave up on fruit craft because i had no means of learning, i kept pushing, and fortunately for me a friend saw a flier on fruit craft training, i was very excited so i applied, the training days were in my favour, so i made payments, few days after paying, the trainer called me and told me the date has been moved forward, i begged her and told her to do something because i wouldn't be able to make the new date, she said nothing can be done about it and she was just going to refund my money when i told her to give me time to decide what to do, i was bitter and angry, i cried painful because what i have for fruit craft is so strong, infact i accused God (He forgave me already *winks*) for allowing the devil win, i told my friend about the change and he encouraged me, i was able to attend the training eventually, after the training, i keyed into God's word of making headways in fruit craft, to God's glory, i had my first fruit craft job 4 months after the training and it was waoh! about 8times more than the training fee and first when i got the job i was scared but with the help of God, friends and families who never gave up on me, i made headways and it was excellent. Hold fast your dreams, Never give up, Dare the future, if you really believe in and desire success, you wouldn't give up.

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  8. Glad you delivered your pregnancy of over 9 months... and it wasnt a deformed delivery

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    1. As in... thank you dear! Lol not deformed at all! Growing from grace to grace$

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  9. Hello and best wishes always!

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  10. Happy asiri day to olori and all her fans. You could actually start something like that. More grease to your elbow. From the Queen.
    I know you understand.

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  11. Getting started is the problem but failing is another but not starting is deadly..... As long as you have the zeal and determination with God on your side..... My brother, My sister.... The world is waiting on you.

    Nothing sweet comes easy#OloriAdeDotun.... The world is waiting on Asiri and by then we also will be reaping from the big step we took Today

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  12. Greater things are yet to come and to be done, Dotun. You're blessed! I'm proud of what this blog is doing and becoming

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