There's something I need to remind myself of.
Just do it.
Take a chance and just do it. I have constantly lived my life on the cautious side, I have let fears control me. I am sometimes too careful, worried that I will hurt someone else or myself. That needs to stop. I need to take a look at my doubts, worries, fears, and just do it, beat them. I realize I have posted things like this before, I know I've gotten little spurts of energy and then once again let my fears control me. And that may be a battle I fight for the rest of my years, going back and forth in a wrestling match between courage and fear. But it's time to pick up that attitude again. Maybe the trick is to not try so hard, and act on it- put my words into action.
I'm not just referring to procrastination here kids. yeah, we should all put our ipods away and actually work on that project or turn off the tv and read a book. What I mean is reaching for your goals, and making a realistic action plan to cross them off your list. Want to run a 5k? Train. Sign up. Run the 5k. Don't spend weeks thinking about it- just do it. Want to tell someone how much they mean to you? For God's sakes, tell them. Don't be afraid. Just do it.
I know sometimes this "just do it" philosophy fails- because we put too much pressure on ourselves and end up burning out and giving up. That's why you have to be realistic. It's okay to sometimes "just be" just be present, just be quiet, just be listening. The key is to find a healthy balance.
Here's a song that sums up this blog post pretty well. Enjoy, and get out there and just do it.