Too Often We Are Scared…
A few years back I saw this quote in a magazine and have had it written down and saved on my computer ever since. I wanted to share it with my readers because over the years it has served me with great motivation and inspiration every time I read through it.
Scared of what we might not be able to do.
Scared of what people might think if we tried.
We let our fears stand in the way of our hopes.
We say no when we want to say yes.
We sit quietly when we want to scream.
And we shout with the others,
when we should keep our mouths shut.
we do only go around once.
There’s really no time to be afraid.
Try something you’ve never tried.
Enter a triathlon.
Write a letter to the editor.
Demand a raise.
Call winners at the toughest court.
Throw away your television.
Bicycle across the United States.
Speak out against the designated hitter.
Travel to a country where you don’t speak the language.
You have nothing to lose
everything to gain.
JUST DO IT.
The way I interpret it is that we are afraid, as individuals, to step out of our comfort zone. That we second guess our ability to succeed, create our own identity, or as Ralph Waldo Emerson best said it, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” If we never take the necessary risks to reach a higher level of satisfaction mentally, physically, and emotionally we’ll always be asking ourselves what if. Remember, that your prior actions determine future options. If you don’t change anything nothing different is going to happen. You have to be willing to change because change is the only constant.
In regards to change, I want to mention something that I heard on a conference call one morning. If you’re sitting here reading this take the time to do this. Take out a piece of paper and draw one circle. In that circle write down things that you know could use improvement in your personal life and lifestyle. For example, you could write down that you need more money to pay the bills, your marriage could be better, your relationship with your kids could be stronger, there’s no time for vacation…anything you can think of. Done? Good! Now draw a second circle. In the second circle write down what you just wrote down in the first circle. Guess what? If you don’t make a change today to better your life, to follow your dreams, or achieve your goals then 1, 2, 3, 4, even 5 years from now you’ll still be in the same situation you’re in right now. Empower yourself to do great things.
So get out there and be yourself!
This kind of relates to a previous post where I posted this quote as well, but I really felt compelled to write about change today!
P.S. I’d really love to hear your thoughts about this quote or any stories you may have regarding change! Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section or contact me directly through my contact page!