Sooo I’m listening to this book right now (10x Rule, Grant Cardone) & I just hit this chapter talking about “eating your fears, DON’T feed them.” He talks about how Fear is fired by TIME.
So trippy right?! Like, you have a fear… fear to call a client, fear to ask someone for help, fear to admit you’re wrong, etc. The more you WAIT to act on these actions, what happens??? Your fear GROWS like a wildfire.
It got me thinking about a moment in my life. (here comes the #scarypart *gulp*) I remember it pretty clearly too.
I was in Jr. High, 7th grade actually, & if you saw my post a couple of weeks ago, you remember this was the worst year EVER. Well, it was that time of the year (pretty early on) where cheerleading/dance try outs were starting. I wanted to join SO.BAD.
So, I walked down to the coaches office, got an application, walked back to my locker and stood there. Someone saw me holding it (it was bright pink lol) and questioned me. They laughed – unintentionally I’m sure – but STILL I was already questioning myself, if I was good enough, if I was COOL enough to be a cheerleader/dancer for my school. Nobody knew who I was… what if I failed?
After they laughed, I crumpled that paper up & threw it away. Never looked towards that dream again.
I think about it a lot actually, like what would’ve happened if I just filled out the paper while I was IN the coaches office? NO time to spend thinking. Who knows what would have happened?
Do I regret it? Well, no. I’m SO HAPPY where I’m at right now. I’m on an incredible team of women that I DIDN’T need to apply or audition for.
Plus, the best part?! I am in WAYYYY better shape than I ever was in ANY of my school years. ;) Halloween is coming up soon, maybe I’ll be a cheerleader this year LOL.
So my point – don’t waste time trying to look for reasons why you shouldn’t. Follow your gut and just DO.