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When you’re uncertain

You’re not sure which path to choose, which relationship to nourish, when to say yes, how to say no. You’re worried about picking the “best” option or the “right” road — or worried you’re missing the bigger picture altogether.

Do you think you might fail? Look how far you’ve already come.

Somehow, someway, there is always a net waiting:

The right people at the right time, the perfect opportunities falling into your lap.

There are no mistakes or wrong choices.

An end is never an end; it’s an opening, a portal to something new.

(“Something new” might be better or worse; it’s up to you.)

Minds are powerful and creative. Savor your options.

Practice not perfect

Showing up requires a level of greatness.

You may not want to, you may be busy, you may tell yourself you’re not capable — but your effort, your trying, your beginning

Start.

That’s where the magic happens.

It’s not the perfection. It’s not even the win.

What do you gain in the doing? How do you grow along the way?

Are your friends ready to evolve with you?

Different experiences demand different strengths, and different phases of life bring different challenges.

What areas of your life do you refuse to compromise?

Set non-negotiables and make moves accordingly. Then, trust yourself enough to know that if it doesn’t feel right, you will go.

Confidence grows from clarity.

Get a celebrity on the phone

Tim Ferriss told a group of Princeton college students that he’d buy them a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world if they could get a celebrity on the phone. Out of the group of twenty eager jet-setters, not one attempted the challenge. He posed the same contest to a different set of students one year later. In two days, over 35% came back with results.

Why?

They believed they could.

The separating factor between these two groups is action. It’s easy to come up with excuses, set low expectations, or dismiss the successes of others. It’s difficult to commit to your own goals and dreams. Action takes courage, confidence, and commitment.

Sometimes you need to set an expectation that seems unrealistic; a mark so audaciously high and unfathomable you convince yourself to try it. Maybe you hit that banner, maybe you fall short. Either way, you’re propelling yourself into action. And that action alone sets you apart from the rest of the crowd.

Tell me what unrealistic goals you’re setting @redheadlefthand.