Sometimes the greatest risk is not taking any risks at all.
If you never try anything new, you'll never grow or change. And yes, you may fail, but that's okay. Failure isn't anything to be afraid of. It means you've lived and you've tried new things. And now you know what doesn't work and you can focus on what does!
I wish someone had told me this years ago. Because I used to be so afraid of trying anything new. I liked my little comfort zone bubble.
Until I didn't anymore.
You know what I'm talking about. Where you are comfortable in the norm. Get up, go to work, come home, make dinner, go to bed. Maybe throw a workout in there. Hang out with some friends. But for the most part, it's the same old, same old...day in and day out.
And for a long while I was okay with that. I was comfortable.
But then something changed. I wanted something more. And I couldn't explain it. I just...I was no longer happy. And I dreaded the norm.
For a long time, I was scared to make any changes. When people would ask me what I was afraid of, I answered, "Failure."
I look back at that and I shake my head. Because I have failed at so many things. And it doesn't make me a failure. And I never gave up because of those failures. In fact, they made me try harder and look at new ways of achieving my goals!
This is important to say and to remember: Failures ARE NOT a bad thing.
Did you know that Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because his editor said he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas?" Ummmm...what?!
Not to mention... Madonna. Oprah Winfrey. Thomas Edison. Steve Jobs.
All these people were, by all counts, considered failures. But they didn't let getting fired or being told they weren't good enough bring them down. Instead, they learned from those failures and wow...look at their success stories!
So yes...I wish I had learned this lesson long ago. But I am so thankful I am now okay with trying new things, even if it means I fail at them. Because I am continually growing and learning and improving in everything I do.
What about you? Where are you in reaching and achieving your goals? What are you afraid of trying?
As a health coach, I would love to help you overcome these fears! I would love to help you achieve your goals!
I hope you all have a beautiful week! And try something new this week! You never know what could happen!
With love and wellness,