What would happen if you just go for it? I have been thinking about this question a lot lately. Probably because it is a new year and possibilities seem endless. I am able to start fresh and with a fresh mindset. A new year means new opportunities, new friends, and pushing past my comfort zone.
But then usually fear sets in and I usually always seem to fall back into my old patterns and old habits. Which lead me to think about what would happen if I really just go for it? What is really the worst thing that can happen? I set a goal and don’t hit it. I put myself out there and it doesn’t go exactly as planned.
In reality the worst thing that can happen to us is usually not that bad. Also if we are working toward hitting a big goal and don’t quite make it we have at least made progress along the way.
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”
– Tony Robbins
Whether you are wanting to get back into shape and are having a hard time getting yourself to go to the gym. Or if you want to start a business for yourself and put yourself out there by doing Facebook live videos. Or if you have always wanted to try to meet new people and hopefully find your soul mate.
Most of the time what is really stopping us is the fear of what others might think about you. But really, I am here to say it, who cares? Why not live your life and just go for it. No matter what put all your fears aside and really just try the things you want to try. The biggest fear I have now is that I am going to regret not going for it. Not at least putting myself out there and trying to do something that I have always wanted to do.
Before I had my son I decided I wanted to get in shape for my wedding. While doing that I decided I was going to go for it and enter into a bikini competition. I was hooked after my first one. I loved everything about it. I loved pushing myself to work harder and have more discipline than I had ever had before. I loved meeting all the amazing women that I was competing with.
I also joined one of the biggest teams in the country for this sport after doing things on my own for a year. After just going for it and joining the team my body decided that with Chron’s Disease that I had pushed it too far. Even though I somewhat failed at my big goal that I had for myself I learned so much in the process. I learned how I can push myself both mentally and physically. I learned different techniques and things about working out in general that is amazing knowledge to have. I also met some amazing women from all over the country.
It was not a loss. I still gained a lot of knowledge about myself as a person. Just from going for it. Now, the past couple of months I have decided to do the same thing and run my own business selling makeup. This is requiring me to put myself out there in a completely different way. I am learning how to connect with people. I am learning how to run a business and make sales. I am also doing Facebook lives and getting over my fear of public speaking completely.
I cannot wait to see what this journey has in store for me in the future. I have already met some of the most amazing, uplifting and inspiring women while being apart of an amazing team. I am also excited to learn some new things about myself and grow as a person and a mother.