Updated: Apr 12, 2020
There are so many scary things in life, but so much success that can be found when you push past that fear. Reaching out and putting yourself out there can be a huge leap at times. Recently I have really seen the value in this though. Whether that means reaching out to friends, speaking up to your employer when you have a concern, booking that trip you've always wanted to go on, whatever the circumstances our minds make up a million reasons for us not to do it. Fear of judgment, rejection, loneliness. But the truth of the matter is when you put yourself out there to reach for higher, bigger and better goals you can find things you never even imagined. You can feel so much joy and passion inside, you hadn't even dreamed of. And in the worst case, you learn something from that experience, and just that is incredibly valuable.
My mom has been saying to me so much lately, friends are incredibly hard to stay connected to, it takes effort from both sides. And boy is that true. In order to keep in touch, and maintain friendships, especially through all the busyness of life, it's crucial for you to reach out and make plans or have a phone call with the good friends you love. I have had the fear a million times that I'll be bothering them, or they won't want to chat with me, but our mind creates this fear that truly holds us back. So please, listen to that gut instinct, that fire inside you that burns to reach out for your friends, your dreams, goals, family, career, anything! You become who you are meant to be when you put yourself out there, and do the things that make you uncomfortable. That is when you are doing what you are meant to be doing and that is when you become the person you want to be.