“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
This week will end the first quarter of 2016 and I’ve been busier than ever before. It’s still surreal to me how quickly time has been passing, but more-so how much more quickly it escapes you when you’re spending every day working towards something that you’ve always wanted for yourself. With that being said, I hope that you’ve spent the last 90 days wisely – because I’m waiting on you to be great! And if for whatever reason, you didn’t take advantage of these past three months, now’s the perfect time to read this post about 90 day plans.
I mentioned in a previous post how 23 was a huge year of discovery for me, and during that time I was searching for answers everywhere. Daily, I was making sure to live my life and make the most of my days, but mentally I had a lot to sort out. I was traveling as often as I could in hopes that I’d see the world through different eyes. I began practicing the law of attraction and changing my thoughts. I was reading book after book trying to understand myself better. Is this normal? Am I crazy? Is it healthy for me to have such expectations for myself? How do I pinpoint my purpose? How can I help someone else? Looking back it was a great thing, but living it daily was tough.
One of the most effective books I read that year was “The Power of Now”, that my homegirl Oprah suggested as one of her “Supersoulful Reads“. The book explains the theory of “fear and love”, how the two cannot coexist and the necessity to live in the now. Like Jim Carey says in the video, every decision we make in each moment are based either out of love or fear. This changed my thinking substantially. I realized how many decisions I was making out of fear, instead of love. Worrying about what would happen if….. Or doubting whether or not I could really have what I wanted in life. We waste so many right now moments creating scenarios in our head that only amplify the things that we’re afraid of. We also waste a lot of our lives not going after what we truly want because we don’t feel like it will work out, it’s not possible or it will take too much to achieve it.
This week, insist on saying F*CK FEAR and take a step towards doing something that you’ve been wanting to do. And if you think you’re doing good, decide to be better. You will be so happy that you did. The end result isn’t a deciding factor when you’re making choices of love in each moment. You can’t change yesterday and tomorrow may never come, but you have the chance to fulfill this day and I hope that you choose to do what you love.