Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

victoryI encourage people to go after their dreams. The benefits can be life-altering. Yet taking risks can feel scary. Often we think of all the bad things that can happen if you go after what you want. If you get discouraged because things happen that you don’t like or you fail at something, you’ll never reach your dreams and will always be wanting. But taking risks lead to a happier life. Making an effort can mean pushing any failures or fear of failing aside for the big picture of winning.

Failure can come with taking risks. But you can recover from it and try again. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been told that you can’t do. If you choose to try, you have a chance. If you don’t succeed at first, you can try again. I was terrified to try anything new when I was a DoorMat but now I know that taking a chance on something you’d love can open doors, even if it’s now the one you’re going after not.

T.S. Eliot said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out just how far one can go.”

If you’re on the fence about pursuing your passions because you’re scared or think you can’t do it, watch this video. You’ll see the obstacles and doubts some great people endured before they succeeded.
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