Want to ask for that big promotion? Dying to take that dream vacation? Curious about skydiving? Or maybe you want to just ask that special someone out?
There are many things that “live fearlessly” can be attributed to. We all wish we could just make those big jumps that some people seem to do. But sometimes living fearlessly is just getting out there and making friends.
Here are some of the best tips I’ve heard when it comes to living fearlessly. Hopefully, it will help you take that next big leap.
Tell yourself you are worth it. Because, vina, you are worth it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t deserve that raise, or that you can’t ask that person out. Go for it.
KNOW THAT YOU MAY FAIL
And that is 100% OK. Sometimes you’re going to fail. It’s a part of life. At least you can say you tried, and that’s all that matters sometimes!
And let go of all the possible outcomes. You don’t want to focus on how things will end. You want to focus on actually doing the thing that you are afraid of doing.
JUST DO IT.
Like Nike: Just do it. Sometimes that alone will be all you need to get the courage. Just tell yourself to do it.
Let me tell you my story, and how these tips helped me:
I am afraid of being out in the ocean. I’ll play on the beach, and I’ll play in the waves, but going too far out, it scares the crap out of me. No jet skis for me. No little paddle boats or paddle boards. Probably never will even try to surf. Hell, I even got stung by a jellyfish in the ocean.
Ever since 2010, we’ve been going to Rocky Point in Puerto Penasco, Mexico every year. We go with a large group of friends and family. Literally like 30+ people. I live in Phoenix, and it’s about a four-hour drive. Well, in 2016, some of the group wanted to go on a Banana Boat. Normally, I would have chickened out. But I decided I wanted to do it. I wanted to have that story. I want to look back and say “Yea, I was scared. Yes, my face in the photos shows that I was scared. But I did it anyways!” Even my own sister couldn’t believe I actually went through with it. I did actually have fun, and I’m so glad I went through with it.
Now it’s your turn. Tell me, what did you overcome recently? What have you done fearlessly? Tell me in the comments. I’ll be watching!
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Originally published at vinazine.com