You bet your ‘yes, you can handle anything’ ass that IS the advice of the day. If you don’t put yourself out there and be ok with screwing up — you will never go and do anything 100%. Fear will hold you back.
In order to live a fully lived life — you have to take a chance. Risk. Stretch. Grow. All risking, stretching and growing have the potential of a not-so-desired outcome. And all risking, stretching and growing have the potential for amazement. It can pretty much go either way.
If you know me — you know I am a fan of big, bold, beautiful moves. Some are great moves and some, not so much. Regardless of the outcome, I think it is safe to say that I live life fully. I can do an inventory of when I played things safe and when I took risks. I know that I really feel alive when I take the risk.
Life is meant to be lived. We are given 85,000 opportunities to create whatever life we choose. We often choose the status quo because we don’t want to screw up.
The question is when do you play it safe? When do you go big?
As one of my most favorite life coaches (my dad) said to me….”jenny…you can keep everything exactly the way it is now. The only thing you will compromise is your happiness.”
So get out there and be willing to screw it up. Open you heart. Live in vulnerability. Make a bold move. Change a career. Repaint your living room. Volunteer for a cause. It is time to experience everything. It’s time to go out there and be ok with the possibility that you might screw up…let’s go.