“You can’t lose something you never had”....I love this reminder. Whether I’ve heard this quoted in a movie or book, it’s always a welcomed and insightful phrase to hear.
Not only is this a truth, but maybe this phrase can help you push fear aside and go for what it is that you want. Would you rather have tried and not achieved the result you were going for or would you rather sit back and wonder what could have been? I know my answer. What’s yours?
Obviously, I am going to encourage you to take the leap and jump even though a situation, experience or thing might not work out for you. Take the risk. What really do you have to lose? If you notice that the voice holding you back is coming up with reasons to play it safe that are ego driven, this is even more reason to push them aside and continue to “truck” forward. How do you know if it’s ego? Well, if your more concerned about the external look and opinions of others “if” you fail, that’s pointing toward ego.
Here is an important perspective to remember: Getting “denied” or “rejected,” as much as it’s not fun nor comfortable, can deepen your character and build more fire for a desire. It can build greatness within you, if you allow it too.
Question: What do you have to lose from trying if you have nothing to lose anyway? I really do believe that you have everything to gain from putting yourself out there and attempting to do something different or make something happen. It takes guts and courage to go for it. When you exercise those qualities within yourself, you’re conditioning yourself to use them more, which breeds them to become louder within you. A win/win, as I see it.
Realize and remember that you have nothing to lose when you are going after something or someone that you never “had” anyway. Today is encouragement to go for “it” and make it happen. (Whatever your “it” is.) If your reading this right now, take this as a sign to listen to that inner voice that is on the fence about going for a venture, person or whatever it is that you want. Do it!
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