If you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right. So often we fear stepping out of our comfort zone, out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. Check out this famous quote;
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”—-Seneca
I need to remember this great attitude when I approach things that make me uncomfortable, because my fears are nothing more than an invitation to explore new opportunities in life. When we do anything “out of the ordinary”, we are sure to face situations that we have not yet encountered in our “ordinary” lives. It’s the fear of these obstacles that keeps people from doing new things, exploring different avenues that might take them to extraordinary places that cannot be imagined while living in a comfort zone.
When we make a choice to move out of the ordinary, many of the thoughts that go into that decision are thoughts of fear such as fear of failure, fear of losing a sense of security, fear of poverty, fear of ridicule or fear of losing things that are important to us. But thoughts of fear are simply that, thoughts. But if we act as observers to our own thoughts often times our fears are diminished.
Most of the time, our fear is the worst thing that never happens to us, but still it’s so hard to ignore those thoughts. When we train ourselves to focus on positive potential outcomes rather than on the potential negative outcomes, we give ourselves the opportunity to try. Does this mean we make reckless choices? No! Instead, take mindful risks? Ask for help.
I used to live my life with the attitude, “seeing is believing”, but it has been made clear to me that sometimes I have to believe, then I can see.
If you believe you can or believe you can’t, your probably right.
Believe in you.
“It only takes a minute .”