When was the last time you did something that pushed you outside the usual. Outside the secured zone. Outside your circle of comfort.
We all want and expect change. We want to grow and be bigger and better. Yet we are all afraid to make a move in case it is not the perfect move, or in case we end up failing or making a fool of yourself.
Change is hard. It represents a threat, a chance for things to go wrong. It’s no wonder many people avoid anything that smells of change. And changing our own mindset from a fixed mindset of fear to a growth mindset that accepts failure as a natural and good part of the process of change is the most difficult place to start !
Our body and mind are wired to crave easy routines. We naturally gravitate towards our safe zones. But your growth depends on dis-comfortly stretching ourselves. We will not thrive and grow unless we explore new dreams, new routines, new paths, new ideas, new goals, new disciplines and new ways to be better at who we are and what we do.
Fear is our body’s built in system of protecting itself. Whatever you fear the most has no power in itself – it is your fear of it that has the power. Have you noticed how your fears get bigger and bigger as long as you are thinking about them, and they suddenly lose their power and almost disappear once you get on your feet and keep taking active steps in any direction.
Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the decision to befriend fear and take it along with us on our growth journey. It is the choice to move forward in spite of the fear.
In the real world, you don’t get anything by wishing it, and you can’t get a reaction without action. When you play it too safe, you are actually taking the biggest risk of your life.
Never miss an opportunity to show up. To participate. To make a move. To share yourself. Give yourself time in your life to wonder what is possible and to make even the slightest moves in that direction. It’s easy to get stuck in your thoughts or stick with your routine believing you have no choice.
You will never know how high you can fly until you spread your wings, so challenge yourself to dare today !
Risk a little more than you think is safe
Care a little more than you think is wise
Dream a little more than you think is practical
Expect a little more than you think is possible
And watch as the magic of your life unfold 🙂