I love the question “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” It is a great question for the beginning of a New Year, which is when I am writing to you in this blog. If you could not fail, would you be more bold, more exotic, more willing to take a risk?
Would you put down those little pesky voices in your head that say “Don’t do it, you’ll get hurt/ridiculed/embarrassed!”
I am just thinking on my feet today, imagining the way through to be less scary or charged. Our nervous systems have to feel calm and not under attack to really go through with trying something new. They have to be settled at least enough to take the risk, or else we will never even begin.
So I ask you, is there something that has been calling you lately, that you would really love to try, but have put the brakes on? What if you could not fail at all, and so you actually let yourself dream it up a little bit, so you could take a tiny little action toward making it real?
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
IF there is something that you have been thinking/dreaming about in the last months or year, and yet you have not acted on it, ask yourself if what is really happening, is that you might be a little uncomfortable because it would make you take a bigger leadership role, be more visible and therefore vulnerable. That you might be seen and heard and actually have to grow through your discomfort more than you are used to…
Blossoming is a good thing, and it does come with a feeling of disquiet, because you are now in the unknown territory, and perhaps feeling out of control. This is a good thing because you will ALWAYS feel out of your element when you try something new.
So my advice? Stay present with whatever emotions are coming up, and just breathe with them, but it really IS more painful to not take action when the muse is whispering in your ear “do the thing”, “start the project”. It is a new year. I challenge you to grow into your next greatest potential, as if you couldn’t fail at all, and see what starts to happen in your life; a new opportunity, a new community, a heightened state of beauty all around you, and maybe a little miracle or synchronicity will show up as if out of the blue. It might even feel exciting and exhilarating!
-To your abundance and success in everything you do.