“You miss every shot you don’t take…if you act courageously and simply try something new, every single day, life becomes a numbers game. Yes, you will miss a lot of shots, but you’ll also make a lot of shots.”
I read that quote and it really resonated with me in a big way! I have come so far and grown so much since I started Crazy Blonde Life. I have come through some really tough life experiences that I thought I wouldn’t live through. I have persevered with CBL even on the days when I didn’t think anyone was reading or that anyone cared. My life is so great right now and in spite of that, I still have feelings of inadequacy and fear, and I’m not sure why.
I had a moment this morning when I realized how much time I was wasting worrying about silly things. I do spend much of my time very focused and work hard to be a positive person, but I still have moments…even days when I just feel not quite good enough or successful enough…the list goes on, but you know what I mean. I guess it’s normal to not feel confident and doubt yourself at times, but what I do know and I’ve written about before is that confidence comes from success, not the other way around. If you never try, you will never succeed. Confidence comes when you doubt yourself and you still step out and do that thing that scares you, that thing that you think people will laugh at you for. You just never know what will happen if you are courageous enough to step out and take a chance.
The day I started Crazy Blonde Life, I had no idea the direction my life was going to go. I’m so grateful for the gift of having a passion because it helped me to get through some really dark days!
I know that if I had never started Crazy Blonde Life, I would have missed out on so many great opportunities. I’ve met the most wonderful people, and had so much fun and as I’ve said, I’m just getting started.
My point to all of this is that it doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing…if you feel that there is more and you want to live life to the fullest, you must start to do some things differently. I’ve realized that just saying “take a small step in the right direction” might not be the best way to put it. You must be willing to make changes in your life…in your routine, in your attitude and in your actions. If you aren’t willing, things will never change and your dreams and goals will never be realized.
I just wanted to share that with you all this Monday morning, in case there is someone out there who needed to hear it! Sending love to all my Crazy Blonde Life readers! Thanks so much for your support…I don’t say that often enough!
Confidence comes when you doubt yourself and you still step out and do that thing that scares you, that thing that you think people will laugh at you for. You just never know what will happen if you are courageous enough to step out and take a chance.
“Watch your thoughts; for they become words. Watch your words; for they become actions. Watch your actions; for they become habits. Watch your habits; for they become character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.” — Frank Outlaw