“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” -Vincent van Gogh
This has been floating around the internet for a long time now. Many catch phrases do as the wellness field and life coaching exploded on to the scene.
I have been doing my work for nearly three decades now. My message has never changed. I have written two books that consistently share these messages, my story, the tools, and lessons learned on my journey that I believe can help others on their journey. And the one thing I have always said to myself before it was popular was, ‘do it scared.’
I tell my children all the time that I practice what I preach to them. I get out there and speak to schools, conferences, and hospital programs. I put on weekend retreats and do all kinds of events. But, have no fear I am terrified and filled with anxiety until the very end of each one.
Why do I do it scared? I believe in the message. I believe in everyone being able to learn from the journey that has been gifted to us. And there is nothing more awesome when you watch a person come into their own after getting the main message. I love my work.
When we do it scared, we unknowingly are embracing strength, courage, and our inner warrior. I genuinely believe so much more passion, energy and life-giving action comes out of doing it scared.
If we put our whole selves, our fear, our anxiety and most importantly our passion into whatever it is that is calling us forth, we come out better for it. When you embrace the courage to risk, to go deep, to question and to leap; you cannot deny the life you are living fully.
So just for today? No, every day, do it scared! But, most importantly, DO IT!
You never want the day to come when you will not have opportunity to try anymore, and you regret hiding away inside yourself.
Live life today!
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