On Monday, I wrote about trying something new for 30 days, and it’s been going well so far! I’ve kept up to date with doing the LiveFit Trainer, have been eating better breakfasts everyday (I had a hamburger for breakfast this morning….weird I know, but damn tasty), and most importantly growing my circle of friends.
My circle of friends has now increased by 8. I met these amazing people while taking a course in Magazine and Newspaper writing at the Sydney Writers’ Centre. We were an intimate group, each with a slightly different story that had led us to taking the course. A few finance guys, a horticulturist, and a school teacher were a few of the professions. But we all had one thing in common, we love to write.
Writing is a passion of mine, but one that I wasn’t fully aware of until December last year. I had always contemplated starting a blog, but it took me a while to just do it. Once I started though, I was amazed at how fulfilled I felt. I realized that writing was something I wanted to pursue further.
It has always been a dream of mine to get an article published in a glossy magazine or newspaper, but I questioned how to get started.
Well this week many of my questions have been answered! The course has taught me a lot of what I need to know, and now it’s time to begin. I am excited to chase this dream, but I also have some doubts in the back of my mind. When starting anything new our fear can kick in and hold us back from our true potential.
But you should never let fear hold you back. Simply ask yourself ‘What’s the worse that could happen in this situation?’ The answer is usually tame, and nothing to fear or stress over. For example, a few of my classmates and I are nervous about pitching our ideas to editors. But the worst thing that could happen is that they say no to the idea. However, they could also say YES! So you must also ask yourself ‘What is the best possible outcome if I put myself out there?’ You need to take the risks to be rewarded.
Step out of your comfort zone and take a chance. In the words of H. Jackson Brown, Jr. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” So pursue your dreams with enthusiasm, and don’t give in if things become difficult. Live your most passionate life and be free from regrets.
- What would you do in life if your knew you could not fail?
- What good things could happen if you step out of your comfort zone?