Hi guys! How have you been? Hope you guys had a relaxing weekend. Today I want to talk about about 4 Ways To Overcome The Fear Of Chasing Your Dreams. We all have dreams… it can be something like aiming for a position at a particular company, travel the world, start a online shop, create a product, publish a book etc.
I’ve always been a dreamer. It’s what has kept me motivated and eager to work hard to be a step closer to whatever dreams I have at the moment. Chasing your dreams can be terrifying because to be honest, they’re so damn good hahah. All jokes aside, I also know that some dreams require some sacrifices like quitting your 9 to 5 job or moving to city where you have to start a completely new life. Sometimes I like to have conversations about this topic with my family, friends and colleagues. From those conversations, all you will hear are brilliant, exciting ideas that we want to pursue yet when it comes down to the question of ”so what are you waiting for?!” we remain silent. My main obstacle for chasing certain dreams have been because of fear. Fear of failure, fear of uncertainty, fear to take risks. I’m not fully there yet however I can say that I have I learned to get over fear in order to make things happen in my life. For example, creating this blog 6 years ago, launching my first eBook, starting a YouTube channel, moving to countries solo and many more. If I kept on to those fears I wouldn’t have accomplished some of the dreams that I had. So here are 4 Ways that have helped me Overcome The Fear Of Chasing My Dreams.
1. Give yourself a chance to get out of your comfort zone
I start with this because it’s soooooo important. I talk to so many people who want to do/start something or take the next step but aren’t willing or are simply frighten by the idea of leaving their comfort zone. Great things don’t happen when you stay in your comfort zone. Be willing and open-minded to explore and discover more than you know right now.
2. Don’t let opinions determine your path #zerofcksgiven
People will always have an opinion about what you want to do or what your plans are. Your friends, family and people around you will share their opinion. It can happen that a lot wouldn’t really get the idea or will talk you out of it. Listen, if you’ve dreamed about something for so long and you know the timing is right, go for it. I’ve had people question my ideas and dreams as well. I remember that there was a time that I let it affect every decision that I would make. Simply because I let their opinion weigh more than my own feelings, thoughts and decisions. As soon as I took a different approach I’ve seen great things happening in my life. By a different approach I mean not letting every single opinion that I receive determine my path of pursuing my dreams.
3. Yes failure can happen. Don’t let it scare you.
Another thing that helps to overcome the fear of chasing your dreams is accepting the fact that failure can happen. Look I understand, No one wants to fail, but in chasing dreams the possibility of failure is there. And in this process we shouldn’t even use the world failure, we call it ”experience”. A lot of people are scared to chase after a dream because of the fear of failure or not succeeding while a lot have been sacrificed for it. If you think about it, how many successful people are out there who succeeded immediately from the bottom? Failure is not something you should be scared of but rather learn from it if it happens. You’ll come out of it stronger than you’ve even imagined.
4. Surround yourself with striving people
This is something so amazing and fun! I personally love to be around people who are full of ideas and dreams that they want to pursue are even already pursuing. These conversations and hanging around people like that will motivate you even more to work harder. It also gives a feel of comfort. It gives you the feeling hat you’re not alone and that there are other people out there too who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to make things happen. It can be inspiring and motivating. It opens a lot of doors as well, such as collaborations or idea swapping. Let’s say you are talking to a person who is working his/her way up to be a photographer and you want to be a fashion blogger, you can already talk about collaborations that both of you can do that will benefit both of you.
So those were my 4 tips on how to overcome the fear of chasing your dreams. So tell me, have you ever been afraid before to go after your dreams? Leave your comments down below.