Everyone says it. How do you make your dreams come true? How do you succeed? “Everything you want is outside of your comfort zone”. That’s all true, and I pride myself on trying new things, a lot, but when was the last time I really took a RISK?
When was the last time I created something, and publicized it, and took a shot? Never.
Even when I write on this blog, I don’t show it to anyone. No one knows about this blog except Ray, and our 4 (or 5?) followers that are probably robots.
Making t-shirt designs, and sharing it on Facebook… THAT’S taking a risk. Starting a real business? Real risk. I never go full force with any of my projects, and in fact, I rarely finish them. Why? Partly because I lack discipline, and probably partly because I’m actually really chicken.
I haven’t really put myself up for true failure…ever. The last time I did that was probably my sophomore year of high school, when I sang in front of a bunch of kids at school during a lunchtime competition. I was so nervous that I nearly cried.
Oh yeah, I have major stage fright.
My point is, I realized, that I need to be bolder, and stand up and do something, even if my insides are crumbling. What do you need to do to take risks?