The First Steps
There is always fear with those first steps taking you to new places. Fear of failure, fear of change, fear of the unknown. We tend to focus on the "what if" in a negative light. "What if I fail?" "What if something bad happens?" "What if I can't do it?"
I feel this holds us back into venturing out physically and mentally, we don't push ourselves much in this society for the most part. We end up behind a desk or a steering wheel pushing a button for someone else so we can get fed, medical care, and retirement. At the end of the day that's all well and good but is it really living? There's a lot of mental stagnation that comes with the current first world lifestyle, mental and physical. We sit and feed our minds full of unhealthy media and our bodies unhealthy food. Physical activity is at a minimum and the average American is overweight or obese.
"A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there."
Change is a scary thing, it takes away our security and support until we find our balance again. I've had a lot of changes in the last 10 years, several job changes, a couple of big moves, and huge life changes. All this change has taught me so much about myself and what I'm capable of. I still feel that fear when looking at new changes. It's combined with adrenaline as well and excitement taking those steps into that new adventure, knowing that I'll be okay and I will benefit so much in the long run from making that change. If I fail, so what? I fall down for a minute I'll learn from that experience, pick myself back up and try again. 😁🙌