Life doesn’t need to be complicated, however being human, we often make it complicated by over thinking or by becoming crippled by fear at the thought of taking a chance. However, as far as we know, we only live once, so wouldn’t it be a shame to have lived our life without truly living?
So, our challenge to you is next time the little voice in your head is making excuses for not pursuing your desires, be bold and brave and live by these three simple rules.
Rule #1 – If You Do Not Go After What You Want, You’ll Never Have It
Sounds logical, doesn’t it? However we often limit ourselves because we don’t believe we deserve our dreams or doubt whether we’re good enough. But if you don’t apply for that dream job, chances are there will be no divine intervention and you won’t get it.
Manifesting your dreams or what your dream job looks like is important, however the other vital piece of the puzzle is taking action to make it happen.
Rule #2 – If You Don’t Ask, The Answer Will Always Be No
There are some things which are easier to ask than others. Especially when it comes to matters of the heart, as no matter how old we are, the fear of asking someone out never fades! Although not taking any action and living in a perpetual state of anguish is often worse than the actual rejection. And just imagine how wonderfully elated you’d feel if you took that chance and they said yes?
Worse case scenario, they unfortunately say no, however at least you know, right? It may not be the outcome you were looking for, however take comfort from the courage it took to take control of the situation and the freedom you now have to move on.
The same principle applies for anything in life – don’t let the fear of hearing no stop you from chasing what your deepest desires are singing out for. There’s always a 50% chance it could be a spectacular yes, which is much better than the 0% chance you have because you never asked (…and clearly you don’t have to be a mathematician to appreciate that ratio!).
Rule #3 – If You Do Not Step Forward, You’ll Always Be In The Same Place
Sometimes it’s easier to live safely in the compounds of the status quo than to venture out into unchartered territory where you know the waters will be rough. However, with that fear, deep down also comes the knowledge that moving forward, no matter how much out of your comfort zone, will provide you with countless opportunities to gain, grow, love, learn and develop.
Sometimes the benefits of taking a leap of faith may not come to fruition until after the event, but just know in your heart that stepping forward into the light is always better than being stuck in the comfort of the shade or the dark.
If you’ve recently been bold and stepped out of your comfort zone to pursue a dream or follow your heart, we’d love to hear what you did and what the outcome was, good or bad!