What do you have to lose?
TAKE the RISK!
DO the THING!
Whatever you’re holding yourself back from, but you KNOW you need to do? Do it!
Don’t let fear hold you back.
Yes, take the necessary baby steps and precautions and plan things out responsibly. But don’t give into the bully of fear.
We get so upset about what COULD go wrong, what mistakes we COULD make.
But do we ever sit around and get upset over what we’re not inventing? What we’re not succeeding at? What we’re not bringing into this world? How we’re not changing our lives?
There is SO MUCH we have to offer – IF we can get ourselves over the paralysis created by fear.
If we’re making mistakes, that means we’re going after our dreams and goals (even though we’re afraid or nervous or anxious or straight up petrified) and we’re trying and finding new ways to try and adapting and changing course.
Do not give up. Mistakes are a symptom of LIVING. And mistakes don’t mean you’re bad, a loser, or no good. It means you just learned what not to do, what doesn’t work, what to avoid. We have to know what doesn’t work if we’re going to find what does work.
There’s no way to get rid of your fear. Just don’t let it hold you back from living.
I don’t know where I heard this, but someone said something along these lines:
What if we stopped worrying about what terrible thing could happen if we chased our dreams – and instead worried about what will happen if we do nothing toward our dreams?