Thursday, December 26, 2013

What Do You Have to Lose?

Be courageous and go for what you want. What do you have to lose?

This is an ambiguous thought that can apply to your goals, work, education, relationship status, personal interests, finances and other facets of life.

If there is something, or someone, that you are interested in pursuing then go for it! What do you have to lose? If you start something but have a change in heart along the way, that's ok. If you spend time with someone, or invest time in something, you are passionate about, and your feelings change then vocalize it. Be honest to those involved and simply communicate your thoughts. What do you have to lose? 

So many people are afraid to take a chance, try something new, take a risk and be courageous enough to hold ourselves accountable. In reality, you sit back and watch the opportunity go by, or witness that person get snatched up by someone else...and all along in your mind you think “I should just do it" or even later you're left thinking "I should have just taken the chance.” Don’t let yourself fall short of the opportunities you don’t take.

Have no fear. Speak your mind. If the network you surround yourself with, or the significant other in your life doesn't support your decisions, then maybe they aren't the best contributions to your success. Being happy and successful starts with you. Say what is on your mind. Speak up! Don't let others control how you live your life, or prevent you from what you want to achieve. Do what YOU want to do. What do you have to lose?

Are you afraid? Why? What are you afraid of? And so what? 
Are you looking to make a change or try something different? Do it! You just won't know the outcome until you seek out the opportunity and ask questions. Be courageous. Try it. Go for it! What do you have to lose?

The moment you say or even THINK "no" or "I can't" to an opportunity could be the moment you pass up something that could have been so great! Whether it's one thing you're looking to pursue or several tasks that you encounter on a daily basis, just go for it! Be courageous every day. Think "I can,"  "It will work," "I will do it," and put aside your fear of rejection. 

All you can do is try. Simply put. Take a chance, speak up and do your best. Regardless of the outcome, you will gain strength, experience, and sense of accomplishment for taking another step in your journey. Be courageous. What do you have to lose?