It’s time to dare myself to try new things and to let go of some things that just have never worked and will never work. I know this post is on the heels of my gift guide. It’s not that I’m rushing the end but I’m just starting to feel the energy pushing me towards 2016. It’s good to close the door on a year and open a new one as the gift that it is already and inevitably can and will be.
Sometimes it’s easier for me to think small than it is to think big. I feel like if I don’t reach too high the fall will be less painful. I apologize for the realness of that negative view but hey kids I’m just trying to keep it real here. Playing it small isn’t serving me and it’s not helping any around me either. And yes it totally blows to fail especially when lots of people are watching (or you feel like they are, normally nobody’s really paying as much attention as we think. I’m daring myself to change it up to do things I’m scared to do in spite of or perhaps because of my fear.
Believe In Yourself.
Sometimes this comes easy and other times well let’s just say not so much. I’ve realized something as of late in my life and it is this. Believing in myself matters WAY MORE THAN I think. If I’m confident from the beginning that I’m going to fail or it’s not going to turn out how I want or I’m not good enough or whatever bogus stories I’m crafting in my head and telling myself on repeat then guess what? Shocker. It turns out true. I don’t think by any stretch this is an easy task but as I move forward and into 2016 I say why not? Instead of always asking myself why? Why would I succeed? What about asking myself why not?
I find myself often in a place where I wish things were different. I hate that about me but at the same time I’m trying to just come to terms with who I am and be okay with my feelings. They’re just that feelings. There are times where I hate the way things are going or working out and I feel like nothing is working as planned and then I just need to let go. Let go of my expectations. Let go of what I thought would work. Let go of all of it and be okay with it.
I pulled over in my car today because I saw this amazing Little Library on the side of the road. I had an appointment but still had plenty of time. I was chatting on my phone something I love and also realize that can distract me and make me rush more than I know. I hung up and pulled over. I was totally inspired by this sweet idea on the side of the road and the fact that people cared enough to make this spot and to share books (something I totally love!)
These are just a few of my dares…
What do you double dog dare yourself to do this coming year?
One of my favorite things about building my blog and business is the ability to form a community of like minded women who are all yearning to have a place to fit in and share. Women who are continuing to dare themselves to live to their fullest potential. Go check out my amazing friend Karen’s post about this very topic!