What’s standing between you and [that thing]?
You’re in a rut
and you feel like you don’t know how to get out of it.
It’s that $500 project
or that $5000 project.
It’s the repetitive work that doesn’t seem to end
the same clients who want the same thing.
It’s the product you’ve been wanting to create.
The course you’re hesitant to launch.
That freelance business you don’t know how to start.
Heck, maybe it’s not even about business…
Maybe it’s personal!
It’s the beautiful woman you’re afraid to say “hello” to
That handsome gentleman you’re too nervous to approach.
It doesn’t matter what it is
It’s [that THING] you WANT
But there’s something between you
and [that THING]
What is it that’s stopping you?
You are afraid.
You’re afraid to fail
you’re afraid to FALL
so flat on your face
That you’ll look like a total idiot.
And everyone will judge you
it will be so embarrassing
that you’ll never attempt to try anything new again.
But what if you just
Accept that you’re going to FALL
Do you think you’ll EVER succeed
If you don’t ever FAIL?
Look like an idiot
fall on your face
then do it all over again.
You will never win
(not even once)
if you don’t play
and be willing to lose.
Your life isn’t a tournament
Every day you are alive
you get to play again.
So if you lose one time
it doesn’t mean the game is over.
You get to play again
Therefore, you must embrace your fear
As the reason why
you will get to win.
So keep playing.
“If failure is not an option, neither is success.”
— Seth Godin