There is risk in the unknown future, risk in dreaming, and risk in going after a big dream. Perhaps my words today will help someone, who like me has found herself teetering on the edge of big emotions while bringing her dream to life.
For months, I slowly worked toward my dream of creating a blog, and I was scared and vulnerable most of that time. Nobody even saw my blog while I was creating it. It was in maintenance mode. And I was in maintenance mode, too. During those months, I worked on shoring myself up. I worked on being brave and daring.
I know this is all part of going after a big dream, but this dream seems bigger and scarier to me. At times, I feel crazy for even trying. Not only am I putting my whole heart into writing for the world to see, I am also trying to build the foundation to bring in a second income for my family. Yikes! The stakes are so high! This is my dream to do what I love and help support my family.
I don’t know if I am going to succeed or if it will be time wasted. There may be no results, no pay off. I am risking my time and my energy. Time I could have made money doing something else. I am taking a risk to bring my dream to life.
But aren’t our most precious dreams also the ones that make us feel the most vulnerable when we share them and begin to make them come true? I felt the same way when we decided to sell our house so I could be a stay at home mom. That was a risk. (Read about How I Became a Stay at Home Mom.)
Going After a Big Dream
The risk to go after a big dream is scary and brings out self doubt.
As I try to feel my way through, I wonder what will help me reach my dream. Perseverance? Dedication? Hope? Pride that I tried?
I don’t know if I will succeed. The unknown seems the scariest. I don’t know the outcome, but I try anyway. So perhaps, courage is the answer. And all those mixed up emotions are the answer, too.
Though I am scared, I hope.
Though I feel vulnerable, I dare.
Though I worry, I dream.
Though I doubt, I work hard.
Though I fear I can’t, I believe I can.
Though I wonder if I am good enough, I aspire to be great.
Though I risk the unknown future, I do it anyway.
I am courageous. I am bold, and I am daring.
I am me. I am worthy.
And I have something unique to share with the world.
And my place is here. My time is now. And I will shine!
Go after your dreams! You will feel scared and unsure, but do it anyway. You have something unique to share with the world. You are enough. Be courageous! Be bold and daring!