In 2015 my word of the year was
fearless. You see, I had spent most of my life up until that point always being way too cautious. I was always afraid to go after opportunities because I didn’t think I could measure up. When 2015 came around I figured enough was enough. So, I did the only thing logical I could think of, I applied for a management position at a company I’d only been at six months. I mean why not? If anything it’s a good learning experience, and it was. I also had been wanting to pierce my nose since high school…for ten years I convinced myself it would hurt too much. However, 2015 was my year, so a co-worker and I took off one afternoon and we got our noses pierced. It hurt for a second but was definitely worth it when it was all said and done.Here I am three years later still learning to be fearless. It gets a little easier as time goes on. I’ve done things I said I would “ never” like get involved in a direct sales business (that I’m absolutely in love with!) or going live on Facebook (I still have nightmares about that jk!). One of my favorite quotes is: “If you limit yourself to what’s comfortable, you deny yourself of what’s possible.”
I honestly wish it wouldn’t have taken me so long to figure out this truth in life. Here I am almost 30 years old and it’s just starting to sink in that in most cases the only person holding me back from doing great things, is myself.
Here is my question for you, do you let fear hold you back? At the end of the day, what do you have to lose, by just going for what you’ve been holding back on? A lot of times, we lose so much more, because of fear, and not because we were willing to take the risk.
Here I am three years later…still learning what it’s like to be FEARLESS.