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April 06, 2011


Right now finances hold me back. But I am determined to overcome!!!

ditto on the $$$! What if my creations don't sell? I have a son in college, bills, bills, etc., etc., etc. My day job guarantees me steady income, health ins. I have too many excuses ... I know! I should just DO IT! LOVE the BE BRAVE choker and thx for sharing the Alan Alda quote ... will I DO IT?????

Like most Type A personalities, I fear failure - and that fear holds me back. But with maturity comes the wisdom to know that if I don't step out on faith and trust my abilities, I'll never reach my potential

The most fearful time in my life was when I prepared for the birth of my child. I remember fearing childbirth like it was the end of the world. What if something went wrong? What if I just couldn't do it? What if something happens to the baby? All these doubts ran through my mind. I shared my concerns with a dear friend and she reminded me of a bible verse that really gave me strength to get through the situation. I will never forget it: Deuteronomy 31:6. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you"

I tweeted! @OShellO

i hate to admit that i'm the one who's been holding myself back. i now call myself an artist, but it took years to get here. i felt insecure and less'than all the artists i was discovering. the funny thing is, i am an introvert - except on facebook! i have 'met' many artistic friends around the world, and my next step will be starting a blog so i can share more of my work, meet more people - and be brave about it!

okay, back from sharing on my facebook studio page! :)

fear holds me back...fear of failure and fear of not being good enough. I am pushing through it by showing people the things that I have made and by practicing the things (like a new language) in front of people that I consider "experts".

This post touched my heart. And this necklace is beautiful. Most recently, I've been holding myself back from what I dream of doing. I've wanted to go back to college since I graduated high school (8 years ago) and haven't. I was holding myself back - out of fear. I'm in a position now that I have no other option but to follow my heart/dreams. Sometimes in life, things are taken away from us so that we can do what we know need to be done!

Well, I gotta say - I embrace the creative lifestyle very nicely. I guess the thing that holds me back the most is finances (man, if I had the money to do more trade shows, buy more promotional packages - etc) I know I could make it! But, I do'nt have that money, yet, so - I'm taking the slow road :/ Better than no road!

I love all of your sayings and stories. They are so inspirational!
I have speant a few years writing a book, and my siter keeps telling me that I need to submit it, to try to get it published. Lately, I have really been thinking about it, and feel like I might finally be brave enough to give it a try:) No one likes rejection, but I also know that I will regret it if I dont try.
Thanks for the giveaway!!

I posted about the giveaway on facebook!

My dream of becoming a full time artist is being held back by fear mostly. Fear of not making enough money, fear of what others will think, fear of not thinking I'm able to do it. I am taking baby steps, while working a full time job. I am trying to do art everyday... even if it's just a sketch or some photography. I started a blog and my goal is to create an etsy account by end of the year!
Love the new necklace!

I'm not a very fearful person. Sometimes I wish I had more money so my life would be easier, but it really might not be easier at all. I always have managed with what I have. I think being brave for me means staying in the moment and not worrying about what if's and other things I don't have control over. One of my favorite quotes of late is "No one is in charge of your happiness but you." I spend as much time each day as I can doing things and making things that make me happy. Anne, yourmainestamper

I have been holding myself back from my dreams. I have let my depression and anxiety take control the past 6 months. I ended up not being able to work or school. I completely isolated myself from the world it wasn't until last week I finally pushed myself, with the help of my love, to seek more help. I have to continue to walk through my fears.

I just came across your page via twitter and love it! I've just recently been trying to figure why I can't just buck up and lose some weight. I've had every excuse in the book. I think it's a fear of failure. If I look like I'm trying and I don't do it, then I must be a failure. So if I never look like I'm trying then how can I fail?

Since figuring this out, I've lost 13 pounds! I have about 10 more to go, and hopefully this time I'll do it!

I tweeted this :)

I still cannot think of one thing that is holding me back. Lack of time. Period. Also my list of things I want to do 'creatively' is a mile long. I just don't know where to start. I have stepped up and put my foot down to take better care of myself & my health. My family needs me. This is a life long process. So far it's working =) Beautiful necklace. I love it.

just tweeted this giveaway incl. link! =)


Money is holding me back, I've wanted to go photography school for many years now, I'm 46 years old, and money is very tight right now, but afraid if I wait much longer, I won't do it. Afraid when I'm done that I won't be able to pay the student loans.

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