Feel the fear and do it anyway
Most of us have had a lot of extra time time during this lockdown period to finally finish those life admin tasks we've been meaning to do for ages, like completing that photo album or clearing out that kitchen cupboard that attacks you with soup cans each time you open it.
Lockdown is (hopefully) soon coming to an end, so actually, now, the time we have left is precious and we really should spend it wisely - after all, when will we ever have an opportunity like this again?
We aren't talking about baking more cakes or squeezing in more home DIY projects. We are talking about using this 'break' from life to THINK. And we mean really think.
One of the best ways to do this is to literally sit in a dark room and talk to yourself
(don't worry, we haven't lost the plot; although your family may think you have if they walk in on this situation!)
How many times when you have a really important life decision to make, do you tell yourself you just have too much going on, too much other stress and not enough time to worry about that? And that you need to just go and sit in a dark room and have a really good talk to yourself. Well, that's exactly what we are suggesting - and you might just surprise yourself at some of the answers you come up with!
We actually have the time to ask ourselves the burning question of What Do We Want? What sets our soul on fire? What gives us that buzz of joy? If money wasn't an issue, how would we want to spend our time?
The biggest reason we DON'T take risks or act on our desires is Fear.
Fear it might not work. Fear of losing money. Fear of being laughed at. Fear of not being ready. Fear of what Susan from the Accounts team might say or think of you. Fear of not being good enough.
As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said 'There's nothing to fear but fear itself'.
Every successful person has overcome these fears to take a risk and do the thing anyway.
Because if you don't face your fears and go after what you want, it's likely you could end up stuck doing something you don't particularly enjoy, for no real reason other than 'it's safe', and this could result in you living a pretty unfulfilled life ahead.
And if you ask us, that's far scarier than what Susan from Accounts could ever say about you.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.