Take Heart // Have Faith
“Faith makes a fool of what makes sense”
How did a guy like me, break free from fear and insecurities, to follow my passion and create something that has become a lot greater than myself? One word… Faith.
I always had a dream to grow Monsta Surf into an international brand that positively influenced the world. The early days were pretty tough and it was so hard to imagine it becoming more than a hobby. Most people thought I was crazy and that I was heading down a path of destruction and was going to lose a lot of money by launching into it like I did.
I came to a stage where I had to block out all the noise and trust the voice inside my heart and throw my life, my time, my money and my courage into this fire that was burning inside me.
I took a leap of faith… And I have never looked back.
I think it’s safe to say that my faith has made a fool of what makes sense. I started Monsta in my backyard with no experience, no funding, and in Melbourne where there are no waves! And if that wasn't crazy enough… I was just 18 years old. What was I thinking!? I was just a kid consumed by my dream and had belief to help me ride this wave of a lifetime. To see where the brand is today definitely doesn't make sense. The pathway to my success definitely isn't mentioned in business text books.
Having confidence in yourself is definitely a vital key for success. But you also need faith in your vision, faith that there is a bigger plan, faith in the influencers speaking into your life, faith that you are headed in the right direction.
Besides having faith in myself and my vision, I also needed to have faith in those who have helped me along the journey. Learning to let go of control and seeking the advice of others is something that is hard to do learn when you’ve created your own venture. It becomes you’re baby and you become very protective over it. But, the brand would not be where it is today if I hadn't humbled myself to the expertise and advice of family, friends and those who have gone before me in business.
Even releasing this website took a whole lot of faith. Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable takes a lot of courage and if I didn't believe that this blog would inspire people, there is no way I would be writing this today. And so far, it has had an amazing response so I am definitely glad that I decided to share some of my journey with you.
Faith will make you crazy enough to believe that your dream will turn into reality. It will sustain you and help you persevere through the tough times. It will give you the energy and the confidence needed to win in life. Learning to be still and believing in myself in amongst the chaos has definitely been one of the biggest lessons that I have learnt through the adventures of the last few years… And I hope this encourages you to do the same.
Whats the one thing on your heart that you’ve been holding back for a while? Take heart, have faith and live the life without limits that you deserve.
Take the leap… I dare you!