3 Reasons To Do The Thing That Scares You
Dec 05, 2019 5 Comments
I know, I know. You've heard people say this saying all the time:
"Do the thing that scares you."
Well, I'm here to tell you that now is the time. Whether it be changing jobs, having kids, getting married, going skydiving, starting a new business or maybe it's a dead-end relationship; here's my list of reasons why doing the thing that scares you most will be the best decision of your life.
1. Time Isn't Slowing Down
I've been doing this a lot lately; I look back 10 years and feel like no time has passed. The last thing you want to do is wake up one day and realize that you didn't try. Even if you fail, at least you can look back and know with confidence that you didn't let fear get the best of you and you tried. I always underestimate the power of taking that first step towards a goal. Before you know it, you'll be a mile into that goal. Though the first step is always the hardest, they get easier as you go.
For example, when Joelle, Liz and myself decided to take the leap and open a storefront, I would wake up in the middle of the night panicking about all that comes with it. I then realized that my fear wasn't fear of the store itself, but a fear of failing. I cannot go through my life with the fear of failing, or undoubtably, my time will run out.
2. Every Success Story Has Failure
Say it with me; "Failure is good."
Failing ultimately puts you exactly where you need to be at the exact right time to succeed. Does it feel good? It sure doesn't, but you absolutely have to trust the journey. You have to trust your journey. Comparison is the thief of joy, so if you ever catch yourself comparing your journey to someone else's, remember that they aren't talking about their failures... even though they're there. So stop comparing! No one's journey will ever be the same as yours.
3. Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone Builds Personal Growth
I get it... I love the comfortable little bubble I have for myself. It's my safe space. It's absolutely terrifying to think of anything or anyone disturbing that inner peace. I'm here to tell you that you can improve yourself by disturbing that peace. Will it be uncomfortable for a while? Absolutely, but the discomfort will be worth it in the end. It's so important to know yourself and to grow yourself. That's what life is about! Personal growth is one of the best feelings in the world, and doing the thing that scares you most certainly grows you.
Always remember that only you can decide when it's time for a change. You'll know when the time is right and you'll feel it in your bones. Embrace that feeling and run with it; your life will thank you.