“Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful: yourself.” -Alan Alda
Takings risks can be a scary proposition. Putting yourself out there to create something new or blaze your own unconventional path can leave you feeling unsure about yourself. But trusting yourself and trusting your abilities is an essential part of reaching your goals.
Take me, for instance. After reading an article on Chris Garret’s blog, I got it in my mind to write a short ebook for my newly launched website. Now, me and book writing? Scary! I can write 50-leven articles, rack up thousands and thousands of words for others, but the thought of sitting down at my desk and writing a whole book damn-near paralyzes me. But I did it. And I feel quite accomplished.
Had I let my fears continue to stop me, I would still be holding onto the idea that I could write an ebook rather than just writing one. Had I not left “the city of my comfort” I would still be talking about writing a book….someday.
No matter what you want to do, Clutchettes, you can do it. As I’ve mentioned before, our biggest roadblock is ourselves–our doubts, our fears, and our inability to just get going. Once we move past our comfort zones, there’s no telling what we can do.