Have you taken some risks this past week? I would love to hear about them! It is always helpful to connect with others and get a big “Great job!” from someone we trust.
I have had one of the subscribers to this email say to me, “I believe in you, Susan!” This still resonates with me. I am so grateful for this beautiful connection. So, take your risks, and connect with someone to let them know what you have accomplished. I mentioned that I am here to listen to your “risk taking”, because it is important to share with others on the same path. Here is a good place to start.
Now…on to the rest of the list!
Top 10 Risk Stoppers…the last five!
5. Someone might laugh at me!
-Why not go ahead and laugh, yourself. Really! Smile and pull a belly laugh out of yourself right now! Laughter is fun. It is a healthy way to begin your day. So smile and laugh along…laugh through the fear. Keep the positive flow in your life. Those who laugh at you might just begin to laugh with you as the joy you share is contagious. Laugh…and the whole world laughs with you. Keep your world light.
4. What if I am stealing someone else’s ideas?
-Twyla Tharp said it best in her book The Creative Habit.
“Honey, it’s all been done before. Nothing’s really original. Not Homer or Shakespeare and certainly not you. Get over yourself.”
3. Who said you could do that?
-Who indeed? Why you, of course! You know your truth. You know you must share what is deeply important to you. You have the power to create your own reasons why. You can do that because…that’s why.
2. I might get hurt.
-Yes, you might get hurt. But in every risk, there is that possibility. That which hurts us makes us stronger. And then again…you might NOT get hurt. Either way, you gain new perspective by taking a risk and learning to grow.
1. I am not worthy.
-Turn this around. “I am worthy.” Just say these empowering words to yourself every day. Speak them. Believe them. Turn your negative thoughts around into positive statements…beliefs. I am worthy. I am knowledgeable. Words and thoughts are empowering and create your truth.
This week’s challenge is to take a risk a day. That challenge can be moved into every day. Create your list of risks. Choose one to do each day. Keep them small. Once you have taken a risk, notice what happens. Write out your noticings. Celebrate each night in a journal. “I took a risk today!” and write it out. Empower yourself.