I bumped into a friend recently, in town who mentioned they were about to start a business with another friend of mine. Only, this friend was highly hesitant to jump into that ship. Not in the sense that they didn’t’ play well with others, but rather the fear of failure. In life, opportunities pass us by. We are either brave enough in the moment to hop on and steer the reigns, or we shy away…. thus backing away.
I mean… choices can be kinda scary right? Often we never know when a choice or decision could lead us astray. Yet, only we have power over that fear, and our hindrance. We usually just have to keep faith that it’ll all work out. The repercussions are never left in our hands.
What a strange word. It has a funny way of taking over a situation. As my friend went on to say, “It feels risky, but who knows.” My response was,”You’ll never really know until you try.”
“One cannot be successful unless they are willing to take risks.”
If there is one thing about me that peeps who know me personally see …Is, I tend to always throw something like that at you. Come to me for something, ask me advice, seek my thoughts, and you will receive a contemplative message.
You see, fear is the number one killer of all dreams. Do you think we were born to live out someone else’s dream, or were we born to live out our own?
I pick. Let’s live out our own.
Here’s the thing; while taking a risk can seem scary.. Is it really? You’ll only know freedom when you step outside your comfort zone.
What are your dreams? Goals? Have you achieved that today? And if you haven’t.. Keep on pushing for IT. You know you have it in you.
In life, we often tend to feel held back. If not by fears, by people, friends, maybe even family members. I’m here to tell you, that it’s OK. haters hate. As I mentioned yesterday. I have plenty. That in itself is a success. Why? Jealous is a mean and green little monster. Although, I’ll always discourage you from falling into those patterns. As Roman Atwood would say, “Smile more.” Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. One smile can change a persons day. You’ll never know their struggle, and it’s because you’ll never know the struggle of others that makes it important to avoid judging others.
Happy Inspirational Tuesday 😉
Posted a companion piece this morning on YouTube: hold on til the end and you’ll hear my spiel.