“Do the thing that scares you.” Make this your new motto, and it will lead you to new joys and passions you never would have imagined. Letting joy and passion lead your life decisions is a great way to have a fulfilling and happy life. Doing the things that scare you can help you find even more passions and joys that you never knew existed! Here are some tips for finding the joy and passion in your life by doing what scares you:
1. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
As you go about your regular daily routine, try stepping out of your comfort zone. Pick a new seat, try a new flavor, talk to someone new, volunteer, sign up for something, raise your hand, etc. Whatever it is that makes up your safety bubble, or comfort zone, stretch out a little and see what lies beyond your own comfort.
2. Try New Things
This goes along with stepping out of your comfort zone, but trying new things goes into every aspect of your life. Try something new every day, whether it is trying a new clothing combination, hairstyle or dancing. Try something new, even if it scares you – you might end up finding a new talent and passion!
3. Be Brave
Do the thing that scares you, be brave and step outside yourself. This is the only way you will discover new facets of your talents and personality. Something that was once a weakness could become strength, if only you can step outside yourself and be brave – even if it is only for a few minutes.
4. Fake It ‘Til You Make It
Most everyone knows the phrase, “fake it ’til you make it,” what you may not know is how many people actually do this on a regular basis. Leaders are not always born, public speakers are not always naturals, many of the people around you, who look like they have it all together, are (or have been) “faking it, until they make it” on a regular basis. So, put on a brave face and fake it, like you know what you are doing until you do!