I used to spend my life thinking "what if." I would paralyze myself with questions about what would happen if I did X, Y, or Z. I mean, fill in the blank and I would wonder "what if" about it.
What if I left my government job to start my own business and I failed? What if I started my own business and I couldn't help people? What if I started CrossFit and I failed at it? What if I became certified as a CrossFit trainer and I sucked?
Seriously... All. The. Things.
I don't know when I stopped living in the "what if" world, but I knew I couldn't stay in that world. I could what if the heck out of anything! And talk myself right on out of it.
And that, my friends, is no way to live.
How many things have you stopped yourself from doing because you were worried about the "what ifs?" How many things have you talked yourself out of?
In this world, there are so many choices you can make. And I don't know about you, but I'd rather have an "oops" and a lesson learned than a what if. I don't want to look back on my life and wonder what would have happened had I made different choices. Had I been braver. Had I stopped second guessing myself.
This doesn't make things less scary. Believe me, I make a lot of choices that scare the crap out of me. But I know this is the only way I will grow and learn and have amazing experiences.
Letting Nick into my life was scary, especially after everything I've been through. Choosing to start my own business was scary. Choosing to leave the federal government was terrifying. And Nick and I are in the process of making yet another choice that is equally as terrifying! But it's also so darn exciting!
There are so many things that I have done that I am thankful I didn't let fear stop me from doing. I would be in such a different place had I continued living in the "what if" world.
Truthfully, the things that terrify us the most are generally the things we should be doing!
So let's make the end of 2018 the best few months ever! Don't let the "what ifs" stop you from living your best life!
Let's try something new... when you are in the midst of making a decision, count backwards 5-4-3-2-1 and then ACT! Don't overthink it. Don't question whether you're making the right choice. Just DO!
I hope you all have a beautiful week! And make the best choices for YOU!
With love and wellness,