Confession time

Welcome, beloved readers. Sit back, grab something to drink. Because it’s time to get real.

You see, for a long time I’ve been working out several plans to set up new programs. Programs that could be of value (or I’d like to think so). Programs that can change the life of others in a positive way.

Yet, for the plans to work there’s a major step that has to be taken: action. And as aware I am of that, I haven’t taken action, because…

I’m afraid.

There. I said it. I’m afraid. And you might think: How could someone who often talks about putting fear aside and take the jump, still be afraid?

Let me begin by saying that I’m at the beginning of my journey, thus meaning I haven’t overcome all my difficulties yet. Mentally, financially and spiritually. I’m still learning . And as I’m learning, I’m sharing these learnings with you. It’s up to you to decide how you learn from it.

Now, here’s the twist. I mentioned I’m afraid to take action, which probably automatically makes you think that I’m afraid to fail. Let me tell you, that’s not the case. I’ve failed so often and I’m still breathing. So, that’s one fear less to overcome. Now, I’m afraid of succeeding.


Yes. I’m afraid of getting a ‘yes’ to my proposals and genuinely making it happen. I’ve become so accostumed to failing, that succeeding is out of my comfort zone. Hell, I wouldn’t even know how to deal with the positive outcome. The idea of such cause a lot of questions and, to be honest, a bit of anxiety.

And you know what…

Some of the greatest have admitted to still feel fear whenever they have to step out of their comfort zone. However, they didn’t let their fear stop them. Instead they did as Lisa Nichols said: take fear in one hand, courage in the other and take the jump.

So at this point I got 2 choices.
1: Let my fear and anxiety get the best of me and stay in my comfortable bubble.
2: Getting over my fear and take action.

Seeing what I wish to achieve, I think it’s clear what my choice is. This might not go overnight, but at least I’ve taken one step: acknowledging my fear. Next step: overcoming.

What choice will you make?


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Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m Joëlle, more commonly known as Joey and I am the girl behind ALFa. I’m a 27-year young lady, born and partially raised in Holland and partially in Curacao. The best way to describe me is as a young fearless Antillean woman on a journey of greatness. Craving to inspire and connect with like-minded individuals. Humor, passion and inspiration are the keys in my life.

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