Have you ever made a decision that has resulted in things not going the way you had planned?
Putting your faith in something new can be scary, but it can also be completely life changing…
I have let my fear of flying in little planes put me off experiencing one of the best things I have ever done in my life – until now! Last weekend I overcame this fear, and I got to see life from a different perspective (an amazing perspective!), and it has made me wonder – why we let fear overrule so many opportunities we come across in life?
I think sometimes we get so scared of the unknown that we are afraid to take a leap of faith, to make a decision either way and take that first step forward, all because we are worried it might not work out…
But isn’t it true, that doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will?
So what is stopping us from giving it a go, and hoping for the best?
If there is something you would like to do in life, dreams you want to achieve, but you aren’t sure whether they will work out or not… try asking yourself the following:
- Does it feel right?
If there is anything that I have learnt about trying something new, it is to follow your gut instincts – go with what feels right.
Your instincts are almost never wrong, yet sometimes we seem to ignore them… for reasons like not wanting to feel different, or left out, or trying to avoid criticism. But trust me, just follow your gut!
- Is it for the right reasons?
With anything you do in life, make sure it is for the right reasons. If you want to pack up your bags and start life somewhere new, or tell someone how you really feel – by all means go ahead, just make sure you do it for the right reasons! I moved country and started a new career to follow my passion of communication and help change people’s lives. For me, any money I make, or success I accomplish along the way is a bonus – I know I am doing it for the right reasons.
- Will it make people happy?
This is one of the most important questions you should ask yourself… Is what you want to do going to make the world a better place in some way? Making people happy is one of the single most rewarding things you can do with your life, and I can’t stress this enough. Making other people happy will instantly make you a little happier because happiness is contagious! Not sure about that? Ask yourself – how hard is it to not smile back when someone smiles at you? Make the world a better place, one smile at a time 🙂
At the end of the day, all I am trying to say here is – don’t get paralyzed by the fear of something going wrong. If there is something you want to achieve in life, and your answer to the three questions above is yes – then just go for it!