No one really tells you how scary it is, to follow your dreams. Obviously it’s exciting and thrilling and you’re going to feel so accomplished when you finally get to where you want to be, but before you reach that point, things are going to be scary. I promise, things will work out. Even if it’s not okay now, it will be later. Until then…fear. Face it.
I mean really, you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone. That’s so terrifying! When you’re going after what you want, you’re going to face a lot of obstacles and deal with a lot of negative emotions. Mostly, you will be afraid.
What if it doesn’t work out? What if I don’t get this job? What if I fail? What if…
These “what if” questions are one of the challenges you will have to face on the journey to reach success. It’s understandable! There’s fear, anxiety, frustration, discomfort, and so many other negative feelings that sit on your back while you chase after what you want. Remember: the things that are most worthwhile are also the scariest.
Why would I want to do something that could scare me? Because you have to! That’s the nature of the beast.
You have to let yourself feel discomfort and fear. Why? That’s how you grow.
Stretch yourself. Push boundaries (but don’t cross lines). Experience things you wouldn’t normally get yourself into. Ask questions. Learn new things. If you do these things, you will be more likely to meet new people and make more connections that will evidently help you in the long run of your career. If you face and master discomfort, you can face and master almost anything.