“If only for today, I am not afraid.” Berlin
The last few blogs have been about following your dreams and doing big things with your life. We’ve talked about bucket lists and examined the life of adventurer John Goddard. So, now let’s talk about you. What’s holding you back? What is standing between you and your dreams?
It’s probably a combination of things – finances, time, talent, resources, etc. Excuses abound and they’re all understandable. However, it’s important to break those road blocks down piece by piece, and it all starts with one minute.
You have to take the first step, and most of the time, you don’t take that step because of fear. You’re afraid of failing. You’re afraid of succeeding and having to keep up the momentum of that success. You’re afraid of looking foolish or raising above your peers.
I hate being afraid. I don’t even like the feeling of anxiety, and it’s caused me to miss out on things I really wanted to do. But not any more. Today, whenever I see my goal tucked behind the big monster of fear, I tell myself, “All I need to do is not be afraid for one minute.”
Courage is like a wave. Catching it takes some effort, but once you’re on, you can ride it. That one minute where you take a deep breath and go for it may be all you need to overcome your fears and do something magical with your life.
So, what do you need to be brave about? Practice being fearless for one minute, and see what you can do.