Taking risks, taking that next step is not always as fearful as we make it seem. Lately, I have encountered a lot of life changes and opportunities that have made me take a step back. The overthinking, the thought of not being enough, or even just worrying about how my decisions could effect those around me.
I am learning that sometimes you have to be a little selfish. You have to do things that are going to feed you spiritually first before you can bare fruit with others. You have to put your first foot forward, and stop talking about what you want to do, and do it. Even though you are afraid to.
I'm learning to let go. I'm learning not to overthink things, so much that I end up thinking myself out of doing what I want. A conversation I had with a mentor is one that I often remind myself of. She told me that "people aren't afraid to fail, they're afraid to succeed." That hit hard. She explained that we as people know how it feels to be low. We have been at some of our darkest points in life, and have rose up to defeat those times. But we are afraid of being even better than where we are at this moment in our lives. Afraid of the impact of executing dreams that you've been holding onto, could actually have.
We can't be scared forever. I know a lot of people who are sitting on talents just because they are fearful of trying. Scared that shit might actually work for once. WHY be afraid of greatness? WHY be afraid to try new things, and actually be good at it. I even have to practice this myself. I already know that I can pick myself up again if things don't work out, but I don't know how it feels to reach those high pinnacles, and keep pushing for more success. I'm working on it slowly. I plan to work on that this year, and every year forward.
So with that being said, this year don't be scared. Don't sleep on yourself, don't sleep on your talents. Don't sleep on your ability to push further, and harder. Don't settle. Let go, breathe. Do what you have always been dreaming. Do the things you always say you're going to do. What harm could it have?
With love and well wishes,