Do you consistently let fear and anxiety rule your life? Most of us can answer this question without hesitation.
If you’re not certain, here’s a simple test. Think of how you feel when you see others doing the very things you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t.
Do you feel pangs of envy, nauseous, awash in hopelessness, depressed? Do you get down on yourself for not having at least tried?
I get it.
Sometimes when you hit a wall, you feel guilt or shame about not doing the things you know you need to do. Other times, you don’t feel anything, like nothing. And that’s right where I found myself recently.
Ira Glass tells us that we can achieve greatness if we take the time to really hone our craft. So many of us quit too soon–on everything in life. In doing so, we never give ourselves the gift of seeing what we’re truly capable of.
“Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way.” J.K. Rowling, 2008 Harvard Commencement Address