Sometimes your fear of failure is stronger than your desire for success.
It sounds crazy to think that while you might SAY you want x, y or z (money, happiness, health, love, success) you might not REALLY want it — because the responsibility that comes with actually having it is too much.
Go ahead, read that again
Or you make all the money and don’t know what to do with it all, or you spend it all and end up bankrupt again..?
Or you buy the house or the car of your dreams and the market crashes and you lose it..?
Or what if you actually fall in love and they break your heart all over again..?
Or what if you lose the weight and get healthy and then you slip and gain it all back..?
What if you make the leap, put in all that effort and you fail?!
But what if you never try???
Is it really more comfortable to stay with what you know and only yearn for something more while never taking the chance on yourself?
Over and over again, it has been the scariest decisions that have brought the most growth and greatest joys in my life.
The choice to have and raise children
The choice to walk away from abuse
The choice to leave jobs and step into new ones
The choice to leave the relationships that were no longer working
The choice to be single
The choice to try for love again
The choice to learn new things outside of my comfort zone
The choice to start businesses and ventures
The choice to see new places and travel alone
The choice to say enough is enough
The choice to quit drinking
And the choice to strive for more
Those have all been the greatest turning points in my life.
Because when you’re taking a chance on yourself, you either win or you learn
And that’s how you grow.
What is that thing you’ve been wanting to take a chance on?
Isn’t it time?