2 Steps Forward 1 Step Back

By Alyson Porter

Plant your own idea seeds, and then be patient.  Don’t uproot your idea seed with doubt.  There have been so many times where I should have just given up.  Where I should have just quit.  So many times I have sat down and just cried and said it was over and that I would never do anything like this again.  There was definitely times of doubt.  But somehow I would each and every time pick myself up again and keep going…when a “normal” person would have given up. 

Somewhere deep down I always knew I was meant for more, and for some reason I couldn’t just settle.  So kept waiting…I kept searching…going from one thing to the next.  I tried and failed, tried and failed, tried and succeeded, tried and failed, tried and failed, and tried and succeeded!  It always felt like it was 2 steps forward and then 3 steps back…but I never let my passion for making a difference in the world be uprooted.  I knew that I wanted to make a difference and bring God into the world through my business and make my business my ministry as well.  And now I am FINALLY starting to realize this dream, and this idea that I have had for the past 11 years.   I went from e-commerce to affiliate marketing to network marketing, to back to ecommerce, to a digital marketing agency to finally  coaching/mentoring.  And through all of those things I have finally found what it is that I want to do.  

But if I had let my dream go, or if I had given up I would never have gotten to this place.  I wouldn’t have learned the hard lessons.  I wouldn’t have been grown and stretched in ways that I needed to be in order be the best version of myself.  This intern has helped me to be able to help more people.  Because I was willing to be patient and always keep my eye focused forward on the bigger picture and the impact I wanted to make in the world.  If you plant your seed and water it with faith, it will grow!  Just be patient and trust, and the people, places and things will be brought to you in the right time and season!


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