Building Up My Courage
This year I want to focus on building up my courage. There are a lot of things that frighten me, such as; not accepting myself, not getting out of my comfort zone and accepting failure.
Not accepting yourself
One of my biggest fears and I still live with it today being 30 years old is not accepting myself. I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone and if you weren't what they liked then those people would not accept you. I never fit in, I tried playing a person that wasn't really me. I tried everything to fit in. It did not work at all for so many years.
I was different. And still today, I am different. I am so scared of being judged on what I bring to the table. I'm scared of the reaction people will give me when I show the real me.
I need to start accepting myself, but every time I start to accept myself, it brings back those horrible days of being crucially judged and not accepted. I am 30 years old now and its time to accept myself for who I am and what I look like.
It's time to build up my courage and face my fear of not accepting myself.
It's time to find the happiness I lost when I was younger and be happy for the rest of my life.
Getting out of my comfort zone
It's time to start getting out of my comfort zone and it's time to start getting out of YOUR comfort zone.
I always sheltered myself from everyone and everything growing up. It was hard for me to get out of my safe zone. I didn't know what would happen if I did one day get out of my safe zone. What if something bad would happen and I couldn't go back to my safe zone. That was always running in my mind when something new knocked on my door.
Being 30 years old now, I have finally developed enough strength and courage where I am able to get out once of my comfort zone, however, sometimes I do go back. I am not fully there yet, but one day I will be.
Benefits of getting out of your comfort zone to result in becoming more focused, and helps you respond to stress when unexpected things happen in your life.
You're not always going to win. You're not always going to make everyone happy. You're not always going to succeed. And, that's okay!
Growing up, it was hard for me to accept failure. When I lost a race running in middle school, I thought I was the biggest loser. When I failed a class, I thought I was never going to amount to anything in life. When I didn't get accepted to a school that I wanted to go after high school, I thought that was it. Nothing more can be worse than that.
It was then, where I started to accept that I will never win sometimes. Those losses developed new challenges for me. And, that is what you should do too. If you lose, accept that you failed and make that lose an opportunity to redo what you failed at and crush it!
Let's wrap it up!
If you still haven't accepted yourself as who you are, it's time you do. It's time you found happiness in yourself. It's time to get more focused and let unexpected things happen in your life, getting out of your comfort zone can help you out with those things. Lastly, if you think it's the end of your world simply because you are failing at everything, don't let that ruin your day. Instead, create challenges with those losses and simply redo them.