If you are a bit scared to do something, do it anyway. Take the leap of faith and see what happens.
Behind every big decision, lurking around every corner of change, is going to be fear. Fear that something bad will happen, that things won’t work out, that you’ll fail miserably at what you’re trying to accomplish. Instead of letting fear envelop and constrict you, harness that fear and let it energize you into taking action. Do what you are afraid of. It may not work out. Something bad may happen. Whatever happens, live with the mindset that your life will be richer for the experience, good or bad.
There are many things that I am afraid to do. I’m scared that things won’t go according to plan. But each day, I am becoming more and more accepting of the notion that the most exciting and memorable events in our lives are so very often not planned.
So today, do something you’re a little bit scared to do. Start a conversation with a total stranger. Practice learning an entirely new language. Take a chance and follow your instinct. It’s called a leap of faith for a reason, and it may just be the best thing you ever did.