Be Scared and Do It Anyway
Story by Lauree Ostrofsky, author of I’m scared & doing it anyway
You’re not here in this life to sit idly by. There’s no fun, adventure, freedom without a little fear to keep things
interesting. That means at some point—probably more times than you’re willing to admit—you’ll be in new, uncomfortable, scary territory.
Having tough conversations with someone you love. Asking for what you deserve at work. Changing your mind, where you live and what you’re doing. Fear of the unknown!
Maybe that’s where you are right now. If so, you’re not alone. We’re all there, and if we’re not, we will be soon enough. So the question is…What do you do about it? Just because fear is familiar doesn’t make it any easier to handle.
No matter what is happening in your life, you always have a choice. It doesn’t always seem that way, but it’s true. Even the stuff that feels out of your control. At any moment in time, you get to choose how you feel about what’s happening, how you talk about it and, ultimately, what you do about it.