This is one of those quotes that when you read it, and let it sink in for a minute, you think, “Wow. Reality check.”
There’s a strange security in the unknown. If you never attempt the “thing”, then you have this false sense, a suspended belief that everything is just fine. There’s no rejection, nothing to rebound from. We can continue on in the delusion.
It’s not me. It’s them.
It’s when we take a chance, and put ourselves out there we take the risk.
And that’s scary.
What if everything we’ve hoped for, worked for, dreamed of is not possible?
But what if it is?
That’s scary too. For a whole slew of other reasons.
Tired of the unknown, I took the first step this week. I quit the day job. It was like a weight was lifted immediately. There is now light at the end of the tunnel. There is possibility. There is also now a freedom to make the next job work better with my goals.
So now I can turn my attention to finding out if my writing has the merit to get me to the dream job, because not knowing is growing tiresome. I’m taking the second step this week. An evaluation to learn what may need attention.
Wish me luck.
Is there something you’ve been afraid to try for fear of disappointment? Are you ready to stop wondering? Share your thoughts below and let’s commiserate.
I wish you the best of luck and the courage to face what comes next!