I used to worry so much about what others would think, I’d tippy-toe my way through life.
It felt as if I was always standing on a thin piece of ice.
I missed out on so many opportunities because of this.
So I just went to work on not living this way anymore.
I made peace with the fact that not everyone is going to like me, what I do or what I am about. This does not make them bad or wrong. It’s their business, not mine.
I questioned my work and came to the conclusion that what I do is in alignment with my values so shame gets tossed out the window.
I dug deeper and found a part of me wanting to live a tippy-toe life because it was safe. Then I compared safe to death which is coming for all of us. I closed the loop with there is no safe. Go hard and burn it down!
I also wrote on my wall “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain.
I wanted to live a full life, not hide.
Want to write a book? Go for it. Your first one may suck. It may not sell many copies other than from your friends buying. Your next one will be better and if you keep at it, you may just write a best seller.
Whatever it is that is pressing you to take action on, just do it dirty. You can always clean it up later. My favorite go-to-strategy.
Do something every day that makes you feel afraid until you become desensitized to fear.
Do anything but don’t be a tippy-toe 🙂