You’re not alone my friend. FOMO is a very real thing that affects everyone to varying degrees and levels.
I’ve had a bit of anxiety lately and I wasn’t sure why or where it was coming from. The world is changing right now and that means business is changing. I have been blessed with growth which means I have to make decisions on that future growth. It’s also scary in todays world when I know we aren’t guaranteed anything and that “potential” future could look vastly different and less than what I dream.
So back to the anxiety. I knew that some of it was coming from normal decisions that must be made when running a business. It isn’t easy and it all falls on me. And that’s ok. I knew this going into building this dream.
An event was recently released that I wanted to attend next year. I was trying to justify the money I would spend. As I saw my friends purchasing their tickets, my anxiety grew. I have a plan for my business and the money that I spend on business things but FOMO was sneaking in. My friends were gonna get together and hang out and have a great time. Spending time with your business friends is GOLD. They just get it. But in my heart, I knew that I needed to focus those funds in another area of my business.
As I lay in bed tonight, my anxiety crept in again as I scolled social media. And I realized it was FOMO.
For those that don’t know what that is, it is “Fear Of Missing Out.” I want to do and be all the things and for the last few years I’ve been able to stay in my lane and do that. But something was nudging me and I let it give me anxiety because I wasn’t listening to my heart. I was watching the world around me.
I want you to know that no matter where you are on your journey and no matter how confident you are with your plans, sometimes you will still question if it’s “good enough”. You will get off track if you let the visions of others start to become your own.
In a world of amazing business friends who all support each other, it’s easy to continue encouraging and pushing each other to the next best thing and the next level. But I want to remind you that your race is the only one that you get the gold in. You don’t get the gold from striving to be where someone else is. FOMO is very real and always will be.
Tonight as I lay my head down, I am thanking God for the amazing journey he has put me on and I will continue to stand in knowing he has a purpose that he will fulfill through me.
So, the next time you worry about missing out on something that you think is amazing, but your getting a nudge to stop and listen. STOP AND LISTEN.
Remember your journey is uniquely yours and your growth will always look different from someone else’s.
I love you, my friend, and I hope you are allowing your purpose to be fulfilled in your life in the exact timing it needs to be ♥️♥️