There are definitely days I wish I could be a little more like Oprah. I've never been able to hand a new car to everyone in a room full of people and I think that would be pretty cool. But it's more than that. Oprah is about living your best life. That's a pretty good goal to have!
What would you do today if you knew you would not fail?
That. That right there. That's the question you sometimes have to ask yourself. It's a hard question to face. Fear keeps us from attempting many things. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Fear of success?
That fear holds us back and keeps us from trying new things. I know that when I first started blogging I was totally terrified to pitch to companies. I only took the opportunities that landed in my lap and didn't seek them out. Then I realized the worst that could happen is that I would get a "no". A "no" was totally OK to hear. It wasn't going to crush my spirit or keep me from blogging. (And there was no way I was going to grow my blog if I just sat around and waited for things to happen to me!) So I started to pitch. And guess what? Sometimes you do get a "no"...but sometimes you get a "yes". (Those yeses rock!)
Now I should confess. I'm not totally fearless. Someone asked me the other day if I was going to blog full time and quite my day job. I was suddenly filled with a very bad case of the "what ifs". I had enough "what ifs" to let me know that now was not the right time. (If there is ever going to be a right time.) I'm OK with that. Maybe one day... (I mean, it's not like Oprah become Oprah overnight, right?)
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