What would happen if we just let go? If we just woke up one day and said, "I'm gonna do it!"? Excuses are abundant. I know I have a million!! We all make excuses for ourselves. Excuses for why we can't workout, why we are stuck in a job we hate, why we can't go back to school, why we don't follow our dreams. Like I said, I get it. It's hard to step out of that comfort zone. It's hard to make the first move. It's hard to try something new when we don't know what the outcome is going to be. Did I mention, I get it. This is me right now. Sure, I have taken some risks. I have made some big changes in my life and to an extent, I know what it's like to let go of fear. I've had some fears. The fear of walking into a gym, the fear of being in the front row of a Body Pump class (What was I thinking?), the fear of failing at my business. And, guess what? I overcame those fears and I'm here to tell you and to tell myself again, the outcome is worth it.
We get comfortable in our routine. We find something we think works for us and we stick to it. It's safe and warm and cozy in our comfort zone. I'm in a pretty comfortable place right now. But, I started thinking of "what if's?" and "why not's?" and I got scared. I got scared of failure. So, I kinda put a few things on hold for a bit. But, of course those thoughts and ideas are still bubbling up inside my head and I can't ignore them anymore. I shouldn't ignore them and you shouldn't either. What's the worse that could happen? What's holding you back? What's the worst case scenario? I thought of mine and I am ok with it. I am ok with living with my worst case scenario. You know why? Because if I don't try, if I don't let go of my fear of failure, then I will never know if I will succeed. So, if you want to succeed at something, you have to give it a try. Lots of times, that means being scared. It means getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. It means you have to work hard. You'll never know unless you try and wouldn't you rather say you tried and failed than never tried for fear of failure?
I know, I'm not saying anything you haven't already heard or anything you probably haven't already seen in an infographic on Pinterst. What I am saying right now to you and to myself is this: Let's do it! Let's focus on one (or 2 or 3) of our fears and take them down one by one! It doesn't matter what it is. Whatever it is let's let go of fear and come out winners. Winners for trying! Winners for letting of of fear!