What are you afraid of?

Do you pursue your dreams?

For most of us, the answer is probably more complicated than it should be. In fact, if you didn’t answer with a resounding “Yes!” than this blog post pertains especially to you (don’t worry, you’re not alone!).
   
Fear is a complicated emotion which has a tendency to influence us in the worst way. It can cause us to second guess ourselves, freeze up, and miss opportunities that we know we should have taken. So, how do we combat this negative thinking? The answer is simple.
   
The next time you are fearful to take action, whether it be due to fear of rejection, anger, or failure, recognize your emotions and do it anyway.

Now, I realize that this is obviously easier said than done, but it is essential to begin to understand that while your emotions are valid, they are only emotions. Don’t let a primal instinct be the reason you miss the opportunity to apply to an amazing new job, or open your own business, or pursue that client you’d never think you could get. Fear is meant to keep us safe, but by doing this, it holds us back from making decisions that may be risky but can bring forth large rewards.

So, together let’s conquer our fears and reach our #GirlBoss potential. Step out of your comfort zone and don’t be shy. You will never know the consequences of your actions until you make a choice. One of my favorite quotes reads, “The greatest mistake you’ll make in life is to continually fear you will make one.” So let’s vow to increase our confidence and take advantage of every opportunity, no matter how fearful or apprehensive we may be. Success is bound to follow.

The world is your oyster. And I don’t know about you, but I love some nice pearls.