I woke up this morning another year older (43 if you're wondering). To some, I seem a bit old to be embarking on a creative entrepreneurial path. It's incredibly uncertain. And terrifying. It's full of 7-day work weeks and sleepless nights. As with all small businesses, there's a definite possibility that it fails. That I fail. HARD.
So why take the risk??? Because I realized that I'd rather try and fail, than not try at all. To me, my fear symbolizes my willingness to stretch beyond my comfort zone, even if I pull a muscle or two. It reminds me that I'm daring to believe in myself. While I aspire to be a confident, successful, female entrepreneur, I acknowledge that I’ll also be a hot mess at times. And that’s okay. That’s what this journey is about.
I am enormously grateful for the opportunity to pursue my dream and am committed to giving it everything I've got. So if that day does come when I need to move on, I'll know I gave it my all. If I fail, I'm going to FAIL HARD.
What are YOU afraid of doing and why? What's the worst that can happen? What's the best? Looking back in 5 years time, would you rather you tried and failed, or didn't try at all? Have an honest conversation with yourself. Maybe your dream really is unrealistic or impractical. But maybe, just maybe, it's not.