When you wait for all your doubts to clear. When you refuse to take action unless and until you have the information needed to take an unequivocally “correct” decision, you close yourself to possibilities.
You are so focused on the vibration of “Not”… “Not taking a chance” “Not going to be humiliated” “Not going to feel powerless” that you forget all about the ‘Hell-Yeah!’.
Hell-Yeah! I’ll take that chance!
Hell-Yeah! I’m going to chase my Dream!
Hell-Yeah! I’m going to try and if I fail, so be it!
Because the purpose of life is GROWTH. And the Growth comes with the failure. Not nervously sitting in the side lines, twiddling your thumbs, shaking your legs, saying “Oh I wish!”
If life was meant to be lived cautiously from a manual, we would come programmed with instructions. The very fact that life is full of experiments should give you an idea of how it should be enjoyed.
Take that leap today! Go do something you have felt was “beyond your comfort zone”. Expand your idea of what is doable. The only way to make sure you always win is to take the plunge.
Some Gems to Egg You On:
In case you need inspiration, here are pearls of wisdom from some of the greatest minds of our time.
“Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.” – Gertrude Stein
“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.” – Alfred Adler
“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform.” – Susan B. Anthony
“You can’t test courage cautiously.” – Annie Dillard
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.”– Thomas Fuller, M.D.
“Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.” – Learned Hand
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.” – J. K. Rowling
“If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
“Don’t play for safety. It’s the most dangerous thing in the world.” – Hugh Walpole
PS: I got these quotes from Dr. Mardy’s Newsletter. A subscription which in my opinion will enrich your inbox.