I am in a period of transition in my life. Trying to get to a place in my life that I am doing what I am passionate about. As passionate I am about fitness, there are some things I have to do to get where I want to be that I don’t really want to do. Things that scare me. Things that take me out of my comfort zone, make me feel “the fear”. The fear of making mistakes, of not being good enough, the fear of failure, the fear of the unknown. I know that these things are required to get to where I want to be. Evaluations. Tests. Phone calls. Putting myself out there to be scrutinized.
These things are required to get to where I want to be.
In the past, these things have stopped me in my tracks. The fear of failure, of imperfection, have been a major road block to reach my ultimate goal. The times that I have worked through the fear, the result has always been great. I never regret them, and most of the time I wonder what I was so afraid of in the first place.
This time last year I was returning from a life changing trip in Costa Rica. I came back and had the confidence and drive to do some of the things that I was afraid of. By doing so, I started moving in the direction of my dreams. I can’t imagine my life if I hadn’t worked through the fear. The people I wouldn’t have met. The positive experiences I wouldn’t have had, that have made me a happier more complete person.
So in this time of change I am again having to embrace that fear, work through it, one day at a time, one “thing” at a time. I have to remember what is waiting for me on the other side. New opportunities for growth. New challenges. New connections. Greater self-confidence.
So if there is something that you have always wanted to do but there was an obstacle in your way, remember that the light is brighter on the other side. Don’t over think it. Just do it.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and jump into the unknown. Don’t live with the regret of not trying.