News Flash: Being afraid could be the costliest mistake you ever make. The fear of starting a company, quitting your job, moving to a different area, or inventing a new product is silly at best. For some reason, people let these irrational thoughts become part of their psyche.
No matter how bad circumstances may be, they’ll refuse to journey past their daily routines. Humans are creatures of habit, so we tend to stick to what we know. Our brains are programmed for comfort and self-preservation. This thinking was beneficial in pre-historic ages when finding food and fending off predators was a daily occurrence, but this is no longer the case.
It’s time to scrap this style of thinking because all it does is hinder our chances for success. This idea of being realistic is the most traveled road to mediocrity. Going to school, getting a good paying job and retiring at 65 is a shaky plan at best. You’re not guaranteed any of those things so why wouldn’t you live on your terms? We’re brainwashed into living a life of conformity when the most exhilarating experiences are when we live on our own accord.
Frankly, history favors the bold, and if you don’t get in the game, you’ll never score. Breaking a few eggs is the only way to make an omelet, so bumps and bruises are expected. You may have to endure setbacks, but that’s okay. You’ll only get better from these experiences.
We are only blessed with so much time, so we must seize the moment. The last thing you need to do is wake up and realize that you not only wasted your time, but you won’t ever get it back. Going to a job you hate, is the biggest mistake anyone could ever make. When we get to the end of our lives, we won’t regret the things we’ve done, but rather the things we haven’t.
Being able to say that I gave it a shot is all that matters. Trying and failing is okay. You can learn from these experiences and rehash your plan of attack. Just learn to adjust and take a different approach. Build upon each and every experience until you have the winning formula.
Now is the time for action. We live in a time of unprecedented opportunity, and we must take advantage. We have to ditch these limiting beliefs and just go for it. See what you want and take you want. No one will do it for you.
It’s all part of the process. Think, try, fail, repeat. Eventually, you’ll figure it out.
It’s all part of the learning curve, just have the courage to start. As Yoda from Star-wars so eloquently put it “Do or do not. There is no try.”