Have you ever been afraid of something that may change your life for the better in a variety of good ways? That’s where I’m sitting right now, right here in my office chair.
An opportunity has arisen that seems pretty exciting. But with every opportunity comes the question, can I really succeed at this? Should I commit my time to this opportunity?
Admittedly, I’m a bit apprehensive. This is going to be a completely new experience for me. However, the risks are low and if I don’t go for it, I fear I will live with many regrets.
So, as I sit here in my office chair, I have mixed emotions. I realize how lucky I am. But I also don’t want to chance failing at something; my psyche isn’t up for that right now. But.. what if I succeed at it? I’m definitely up for that!
I sit further back in my chair. What is all this really about? I realize that it’s the unknown that’s really getting to me. Can I or can’t I? I’ve learned though that every emotion has a purpose. Being nervous isn’t a negative emotion or mindset but rather a signal to me. In this case, a signal that a challenge is on the horizon. And even good challenges can be a bit scary and make a person nervous.
But in all of this I need to remember how adaptable I am. I have failed and survived. With each of those failures, I’ve learned something new so even if this ends up poorly I’ve gained. And, I have succeeded and thrived. So, if it goes swimmingly, I’ve chalked up a new success to my list.
I also have to share that riding above the nervousness is gratefulness. I’m grateful that this opportunity came to me. I’m grateful that I have proven to others that I have the ability to succeed in this endeavor. In short, while I am nervous, I am very grateful.
Through the course of writing this, I’ve begun to convince myself that I’ve got this. I want it and I’ve got this! I’m going for it!
Have you had a similar experience? I’d love to hear how your “before” and “after went!
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