We often find ourselves wanting to be more daring in our life, but not knowing where or how to start. Or, we simply fear that being daring will cause us pain or heartbreak. These are valid fears, but how will you ever know, if you don’t dare to DO?
Fear will rule you if you allow it to do so. And despite what you may think, there is no easy way around fear. You can’t go around it, above it, below it... you can only go through it. That is, if you want to do something you fear, the only way to not fear it any longer is to... you guessed it... just do it.
Isn’t it better to give it a try and fail, rather than never to know if it could have been achieved? Failure is simply learning how things won’t work. Once you know how they won’t work, you can try again keeping that knowledge in mind, and find ways that it will work! But you’ll never know if you never try.
Perseverance goes hand in hand with being daring. Not all of your daring tries will end up positive. Some will end negatively or at least in ways you didn’t expect. That’s okay. We can never predict the future with any accuracy, so you learn from what you’ve done, and you simply try again. The less we take these failures personally, the more we’re able to see them for what they are - enormous learning experiences!
Have faith that whatever you want to dare to do, you will be successful with. It may take hard work, time, experience, and failure, but if you believe you are capable, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. Believing in yourself is the first part, and it’s something that doesn’t come easily to lots of people. As you begin to achieve smaller goals, you’ll gain confidence, and that confidence will build momentum. Once you have momentum, you’ll be unstoppable in your pursuit of whatever daring goal you’ve set for yourself.
Don’t listen to people who tell you that you’ll never get there. They are only afraid of their own failures, and when they see you succeeding, it challenges their own comfort level. Never let anyone else tell you how you should live your life or what things you should or shouldn’t do. It’s up to you to make things happen in your life, and by being a bit more daring, you can do it!
What is it that ties every day of living together? What is it that every normal day shares? What is the one thing in life that is predictable and unchanging? The answer to each of these questions is risk.
What Is Risk?
Why Do We Take Risks?
Why Taking Risks is Important
Boldness Paying Off
How Can I Be More Daring?