Taking a chance on something new is scary! Thrilling and nerve wracking – sometimes getting butterflies or even cold sweats comes from taking that first step.
But it is necessary in order to move forward.
It’s exciting! Of course, when you take a risk, doctor you want to “get it right.” If it didn’t matter, you would never take a chance. None of us would.
There are things you can do to smooth the process of taking risks, trying new things and putting yourself “out there.”
Here are 3 tips for making it go more easily.
1. Tell a friend. The benefit of sharing your plan with a friend or partner is that it provides both support as you “go for it” as well as accountability in case of cold feet.
2. Allow for mistakes. Cut yourself some slack. Don’t worry if it’s perfect. Perfect is the enemy of good enough. If you wait till every thing is perfect – it will never happen.
3. Jump! Do it and move forward with your plans, hopes, dreams, ideas.
3 Replies to “Take A Chance”
I love that your number one tip to tell a friend is number one! 😀
Accountability and the support you can get from the right people can really be the difference to sticking to your plan or letting the doubts keep you down.
The scariest thing I’ve done/I’m doing is growing my health coaching practice in the direction I really want to.
The best thing I did to help me? Hiring a coach! It’s like hiring a professional friend/accountability partner and it has helped me to step waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone and achieve things I secretly wasn’t sure that I could.
Great post, Kathleen 🙂
Hi Andrea, Great idea to hire a coach! That is a sure way to get going – once you make that investment in yourself, you really have to step out. Love it!
Accountability is key! Whether a coach or a friend or a fellow entrepreneur as long as they are aligned with your goals. Another way I’ve gotten over the hump and progressed forward is to envision the worse case scenario. If nobody dies, I don’t have to sell my soul or don’t end up homeless, it will be OK!