Note: You can read this motivation series in any order, but this is the last post (7 out of 7), so you might want to read some of the others first:
- Part 1: Start Small
- Part 2: Use the Fear of Inaction to your Advantage
- Part 3: Creating Something Each Day
- Part 4: Change Your Approach
- Part 5: Remember Why You Do What You Do
- Part 6: Build Discipline
“No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.”John Locke
I talk a big game, but I only know what I’ve personally experienced and seen work in my life.
I still feel fear, sweaty palms and fluttering stomach, any time I try something new and step out of my comfort zone. I’m excited, but I’m also nervous. I still worry about looking like a failure or embarrassing myself. But I’ve found ways forward, past the fear and worry. Because life’s too short to sit on your dreams.
Besides, embarrassment and failure are a part of life. Only my ego thinks otherwise.
Maybe you have a very good reason not to do what you wish you would do. But then why do you keep thinking about it? Why do you keep wishing you would?
There are times when we have to put a dream down so that we can pick up another dream.
And there are other times when we need to see the situation for it truly is: we are scared. And that little bit of fear is holding us back.
My hope that this series will help you shake off some of the shackles that fear has on you. I hope you find you find the strength to pursue the life you dream of, despite the life you may have.
Remember, it’s not zero-sum. The pursuit of your dream exists on a spectrum. Even a piece of it is better than never trying. (This is getting a little too self-help-y, so I’ll stop there.)
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”Amelia Earhart
Here are some great resources from smarter people than I:
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #901