How To Get To Your Happy Place
Do you find yourself feeling self conscious about where you’re at in life? Everyone has wondered that from time to time, and we’ve all had that nagging question, “Is this really what I’m supposed to be doing with my life?” or the nagging feeling that something is missing. First off I say GOOD FOR YOU for wanting more!! This isn’t a dress rehearsal, this is LIFE, and you only get one shot so make it count!
Many of us have come from families or are surrounded by “realists”, or people who are unwilling to take risks, which makes the mere thought of doing it terrifying! The bummer about that is that if you are unwilling to take risks, nothing is going to change. Being a risk taker is simply overcoming the fear of not knowing or looking stupid in front of others. So how do you do that? You do it by using your underworked and overlooked COURAGE MUSCLE! We all have that muscle, and you need to train yourself how to use and strengthen it on a regular basis! I will spill some personal beans- I absolutely love the idea of doing yoga, I think it is beautiful and lovely and I wanted to learn how to do it forever, but I was totally terrified of falling or farting in class, so I never went! Then one day I thought, what the hell?? Who cares if I fall!? (I mean the person behind me might care if I farted, but what are the chances??) and I signed up for a class. I had no idea what I was doing, but I didn’t fart, and I did fall, and you know what? NO ONE CARED. Now I go all the time, I don’t fall any more, and I feel beautiful and lovely every time I am there.
That was strengthening my courage muscle. Every time you speak up in a meeting, it’s strengthening your muscle. Every time you do something you have never done, it strengthens that courage muscle, and the more you strengthen it, the more courageous you are becoming which makes risk taking less and less terrifying every time. Eventually when you start wondering big things like “should I ask for a promotion? Apply or the job? Start my own business?” it will feel like a less threatening proposition because you’ve got a good strong muscle to back you!
So be brave my tiny soldier- go forth and start by trying new little things and do not fear the outcome, but embrace the journey!! Your little efforts will without a doubt repay you with big results!
PS- Let me know in the comment section below what you’ve done to be courageous, big or small, and how it changed your outlook!