What if no one shows up?
What if I don't make enough money?
What if I have to go back to my job?
What if people hate it?
What if no one buys?
What if I never find the thing I'm supposed to do?
What if it fails?
What if it goes wrong?
What if someone criticises me?
What if it's not good enough?
What if it's not the right path?
What if I get laughed at?
What if I lose everything?
Now imagine you're standing with your arms stretched out horizontally with your palms facing upwards. In one palm are all the what ifs I've just listed. In the other palm is just this:
What if you go to your grave having never tried?
And then tell me how you're going to spend the rest of today.
Are you going to keep giving in to those what ifs? Never taking the steps you need to take in order to create the life you want for fear of it not going according to plan?
Or are you going to say screw it and get out there and do what you need to do?
No one else is going to take care of this for you. It's your life. You're the only one who'll have to feel what it feels like to have never gone after what you wanted. You're the only one who'll have to feel that heavy weight of disappointment in yourself.
The disappointment that comes with never having said yes to the whispers of your heart. The disappointment that comes when you know you never once took a risk for your dreams. The disappointment that comes when you essentially realise that you let your gifts - you - go to waste.
Because somewhere inside, you know, just like I know, that you are a gift to the world. And you know right now you're hiding that gift away. You're hiding all that you could be and all that you could offer and the service and light and love you could bring to the people and world around you.
Over the top?
I don't think so.
Because when you're at your best; when you're not shrinking back out of fear; when you're playing full out and going all in and saying YES to your life - that energy is powerful. It's the energy that touches the lives of all those who come into contact with you. Sometimes in small ways. Sometimes in big ways. But it touches and transforms in ways you wouldn't even imagine.
Screw the what ifs.
Do what you're here to do.
Be the person you're here to be.
And stop cheating the world of all that you are.
Love and courage,