‘COURAGE LIVES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TRYING.’ ~Jason Bateman
‘Do it – be uncomfortable – embrace the nervousness – who knows what’s gonna happen.’ ~Wil Arnett
‘If you don’t know you can do it, that’s good. Or if you fear that you can’t, give it a shot.’ ~ Steve Carrell
Heard these this morning on one of the podcasts I listen to – Smartless, the Steve Carrell episode.
In what ways are you letting fear keep you procrastinating about doing something – from sending an email to speaking out about something to reaching out to someone to doing something creative to making a big change in your life?
How can you embrace the nervousness, and find the courage that lives on the other side of trying?
There’s also some DISCERNMENT WITHIN TAKING A CHANCE, GIVING IT A SHOT:
~ It’s not about making impulsive decisions. It’s not about being careless or rushing into things.
~ It’s making the choices and trying the things that feel really good, exciting, they light us up inside or feel really important to us at our core – but our fear has been holding us back or telling us we couldn’t do it or it’s out of reach.
~ It doesn’t involve forcing, but rather trusting – doing what feels right, even if it makes us a little nervous but excited to do it.
~ It includes trusting when to stop or ‘bow out’ – if the path we’re on or action we’re taking no longer feels right or seems feasible.
CHOOSING TO STOP OR SHIFT DIRECTIONS can be done using the same source of inner guidance we followed as we began on a certain path.
~ Does this action still feel in alignment? Checking in and finding out what our inner wisdom is telling us along the way.
~ Sometimes things change. What we were once excited about is no longer feeling ‘right.’ Staying open to adjustments helps us continue to trust, while forcing ourselves leads us down the path of doing what we think we ‘should’ do or say (perhaps because of what others might think or due to their opinions of what is ‘good’ for us, or our own belief that we have to finish what we start).
Feel into the actions worthy of attempting, but also the actions it’s time to cease – considering our choices, following our inner guidance with a sense of groundedness.
Wishing you a day of discernment in your choices. ❤