We all have dreams. Big. Small. What does it take for us to take the leap and go after something we’ve always wanted? Of course it’s scary to take a chance, jump out into the unknown, but the rewards will far outweigh any of the bumpy spots you may encounter. Some days we may fail but we will never know our full potential if we don’t just give it a try. You don’t have to leap. You can take a very small step outside of your comfort zone. Go ahead…….give it shot. I’m willing to bet there is greatness waiting for you out there. Xo
Well. Are you? I like to think I am, knowing all the while there are some risks I do not want to take. Some of us were made to jump out of airplanes, climb impossibly high mountains, discover deep seas. Some of us were made to be leaders, performers, teachers. All come with their own risk – the risk to fail.
But a risk doesn’t have to be death defying – it just needs to be fear defying. If there is one thing I wish I’d learned sooner it would be how to control my fears. How to always be a risk taker. It’s never too late to learn. And I don’t think anyone ever truly masters this. The point is to never stop trying. Never stop dreaming up a new adventure, a new page in the story of your life.
Eleanor Roosevelt said “do one thing every day that scares you”. Big or small, conquering your fears is a powerful thing. And you will feel more inspired than ever by your very own fabulous life.
So go ahead. Take that risk today. Fall in love, Say yes to the job, sign up for that marathon, start writing that novel – LIVE today. And then risk it all again tomorrow…
Cheers to the weekend, lovelies!
Here’s hoping you will hold hands and skip with someone you love. xoxo
They say control is an illusion. Or being in control, rather. At times I totally get that…many, many things in our lives are completely out of our control. But there is one thing that we really do have power over. And that is our reactions. How we respond, how we emotionally trigger, how we react to all the ups and downs in our life is in our control.
I tend to let the people I love the most hold a lot of power over me – how could I not? I value their opinions, I crave their approval. And because they love me in return, I know they don’t mean any harm when turmoil strikes. But knowing that doesn’t change how it makes me feel. So it is my daily work to continue to open my heart and react with patience, with humor, with a smile, with the knowledge that I dont have to fly off the handle this time.
I can choose joy instead. What do you choose?
Huh. Could this be true? How can we be afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet? Maybe it is just being stuck in what you know that really frightens us. Which means we are wired and willing and wanting to change. Change isn’t scary. Not changing is.
This quote rings so true. We spend some much time and energy worrying-just think if we put all of that into praying for what we do want. Imagining and envisioning all of things that we hope will happen, big and small. The possibilities would be endless. Start today. Stop worrying. Begin a new practice – one that fills you with hope. Xo
Follow your heart, trust your gut, strengthen your intuition. That path can never lead you astray. Sometimes I feel like my entire life is one continuous crossroad – I am forever choosing which road, which emotion, which dream to follow. So how do we discern from our “gut” and the other consuming emotions that take root in our minds. Like fear. Like negativity. Like doubt. Like laziness. These emotions can invade in so many hidden ways – they take over before you even realize they are there.
I think the key word is “mind”. You have to get out of your head before you can really open your heart to what you want. But “he looks good on paper”, you say. Or “everyone will think I’m crazy” if you quit your job or follow that new dream. Our minds are so powerful, so capable of good and bad…but the heart? The heart is love, hope, and pure emotion.
I think the most important decisions should be all about just that – love, hope, pure emotion.
What do you think?
This hit me hard today. And I love it! It is just the kick in the booty I need to actually take that step into the unknown. How freeing, how fantastic finally leaping into faith can be…
Take that step, trust in your leap of faith!