We could wait until our checklists are perfected and the pencils are sharpened and the books are stacked neatly on the shelves. But remember while you are waiting for things to be perfect, someone else is jumping in head-first and learning from their mistakes.
You may have heard that FEAR is the acronym for “False Evidence Appearing Real,” which is exactly what it is.
Dale Carnegie said,
“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except your mind.”
BEING confident doesn’t mean that you have to FEEL confident. It won’t always be easy to go out of your comfort zone and do or say things when your palms are sweating. But, this is when we do it afraid. When we get in line with our Higher Power. When we choose trust our inner voice and take action – WHILE WE ARE FEELING THE FEAR.
Ask yourself, is fear playing a role in your life? It may not even be a constant fear, but rather an influence on small decisions you make on a daily basis. It might be showing up as procrastination.
So today, make the decision to take action – even if you are afraid.
Send that manuscript to the publisher even though you are afraid it would be turned down. Go back to get your degree even though you feel you are too busy or too old. Get out of that toxic relationship even though you are scared of being alone.
“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” –Robert Tew
So what would you attempt right now if you knew you couldn’t fail? Go ahead, jump in!
Do it afraid!