A thought hit me recently: what would I say if someone asked me what I fear most?
What popped into my head was not ghosts, or Freddy Krueger, or tax time (ha!) but like what am I afraid to dare to do? Or try? Or tackle?
It seems like a simple question, but it’s powerful. I bet when you just read the question: what do you fear to dare to do? An answer (or two) came to you very quickly.
We may find some of the things we dream of most on that list. We could find things on that list that could bring us great happiness. Or things that teach us valuable lessons and shape who we are.
My family has watched the movie “Yes, Man“ multiple times (we are suckers for a good Jim Carrey farce. Hello… Liar, Liar!). On the surface, it’s a silly movie about a semi-recluse stuck in a rut in life. He ends up in a “covenant” (we just don’t make enough covenants in life, do we?) to blindly say yes to everything. At first, it opens doors and has great outcomes (promotion, new love interest), but eventually the lack of critical thinking before making decisions has negative consequences (investigated for terrorism, promoted to a Corporate job lol). Lesson: you need to THINK about decisions and options before saying “Yes!” Or “No.” (no man no man no man-watch the movie and you’ll get that joke).
Silly… but a good lesson in leaping some as we make this journey called life.
One thing on my “scares me” list was starting a blog. But I missed writing. It’s how I process things, I guess. And it hasn’t been nearly as scary as I thought it would be. So far.
So… what’s one thing on your “scares me to dare to…” list? And, even scarier, what if you just did it?