Ever since I started a website about saying ‘yes’ to things, I’ve been trying to take intentional risks.
But as I practice being brave in the everyday, I’ve realized something important.
Fears are not equal-opportunity.
Years ago, I pushed past fears about writing, and felt like I’d put myself through a meat-grinder. Honestly, the fallout hamstrung my creativity for years.
But facing almost entirely the same daunting tasks recently, I’ve felt empowered and excited.
I’ve learned that I need to ask some hard questions before I face fears. Pushing past stuff that scares me can open doors and empower me—or it can be too much too fast.
How to tell the difference? I ask some hard questions…
I had this post up on The Happiest Home last week, and with the flurry of the New Year, I never linked to it! I hope the questions I pose here help you take some big risks while still being ridiculously gentle with yourself. Check it out here!
Image credit: Ishikawa Ken