Just Show Up

Just Show Up

This may be a little heavy for a Monday, but this has been on my mind for a bit so I figure it’s time to let it out.

So many times in life we don’t show up to experiences and back away from opportunities and risks. This happens for a variety of reasons and though it’s difficult to look past, it is possible! Some reasons might be:

We’re afraid.

We’re nervous.

We’re comfortable.

We’ve had bad experiences in the past.

I get it. I do. The thing is, however, if we don’t show up, we have absolutely no chance of success. If we at least show up and try, there is so much more of a chance that we will succeed. Even if you don’t succeed, your chances are better of learning and growing!

It’s hard to bring yourself to just take the jump and risk the “what if’s” of what might happen. But it can be so rewarding. Oh, so rewarding. It can bring you to your biggest dreams, happiest times, and a new, better, life.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sometimes hearing these things is hard or falls on deaf ears (or eyes, in the blogging world) but I feel like I am living proof of the way big risks can pay off. I am living my dream right now and feel so fulfilled by it. Of course some days are harder than others but not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for having taken my own incredibly risky jumps. From moving to new cities, traveling to new countries, and taking on new jobs, it has all led me to where I am now.

Today, this week, right now, show up. Jump.

What risk can I help you take this week? What’s holding you back? Let me know how I can encourage you in the comments below!


7 thoughts on “Just Show Up

  1. sarah

    This week, I’m joining bloggers groups, finding new blogs like yours, and hoping to get people to find mine! It’s not easy to put yourself out there!

  2. Heather

    I like heavy on a monday! It motivates me to power through the week ahead. I’m not taking many risks lately because I”m pregnant and paranoid, but I like this post. It’s very encouraging! Parenting terrifies me, so I guess I do actually do one thing every day that scares me, but still… 😉 Nice job!


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