We all have goals in life, right? All of our goals look a little bit different, but nonetheless, we all have them.
But have you ever been guilty of setting goals (especially at the beginning of a new year), and then after about a week, you just forget about them? Or do you just have those goals in your mind, but you’re too scared to write them down? If you write them down, you feel more accountable right?
Listen, if you are just repeating the same old, same old, day in and day out, and never taking a leap of faith toward the goals you set because you are scared of what may happen, then you are letting FEAR hold you back. You are staying in your comfort zone where you are safe and cozy and nothing amazing ever happens until you step out of it and embrace the world of the unknown.
I am living proof of that. I am probably the most naturally introverted person you will ever meet, but I stepped out of my comfort zone into the world of marketing and websites and Facebook groups and LIVE video (an introvert’s worst nightmare – am I right?). I stopped letting FEAR hold me back. And because of that, I have been able to gain amazing clients and customers and great friends along the way.
If you are stuck in a job you hate or a business you don’t love, it is time to stop letting your fear interfere with you doing something in life that makes you feel worthwhile. Life is just too short to spend it stuck in a place that you aren’t passionate about because you are too scared about what may happen. Have you thought about the fact that something GREAT could happen? What if you stepped on faith and God took care of the rest? What if you put your fears aside about what other people think (because let’s face – that’s a biggie for most of us!) and just go for it? It could end up being the biggest blessing to you and you family. What if you decided to go ahead and join that company you’ve been hearing such good things about and your business ended up exploding and you earned more than you ever thought you could??
Maybe your goals aren’t business related at all. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to sail, but you’re too afraid to get out on the water? You’ll never sail if you let the sea win. Or maybe one of your lifetime goals has been to run a 10K or a marathon, but you’re afraid of what others may think of you because you’ve never actually been known as a “runner.” Do it anyway. Prove it to them, but most importantly, prove it to yourself that you can do it, and then work your butt off for it.
You’ve got to stop letting FEAR control you. Nobody that has ever had major success in life did it while standing on the sidelines. You’ve got to push the fear aside and stop letting it hold you back. Wouldn’t it be so sad to get to your final days in this life and have regrets because you were too scared to chase your dreams? I don’t want you to have “if onlys” or “I wish I would haves”…
Life is too short to live with regret. Push past the fear and just go for it.