Logic Of The Day: 16.06.2018.
Here’s how to get clarity on what you should do.
Step 2: Do Sh*t That Scares The Hell Out Of You.
Quitting Panera and deciding to freelance wasn’t enough. It was an uphill battle. Every day I had to get on the phone with clients, pitch potential clients, and basically get a lot of rejections. I’m an introvert, so this was hard.
It scared me to turn work in to clients. It scared me to get rejected. It scared me to hop on a live phone call knowing that if it went south I’d probably be in a REALLY crappy financial position. But this helped me grow.
I promise that doing stuff that scares you is always horrible in the moment. There’s no getting around it. You feel awkward and weird and unnatural, but trust me these are good feelings to have. It means you’re growing. It’s almost like you SHOULD feel bad if you aren’t feeling challenged/awkward/weird on a day-in and day-out basis.
This is the next step. You must go through a trial by fire.
And guess what? Facing fears is a battle you’re never going to win. You will never stop developing new fears and you’ll never be able to stop coming face-to-face with them. It was scary for me to go on a 5-month road trip alone. It was scary for me to do this 3-month trip in Southeast Asia. It was scary for me to make the jump from freelancing to pursue blogging full-time.
But without facing my fears I wouldn’t be where I am now. It’s hard to do this at first, and even if you fail at facing your fears that’s okay. At least you’re failing.
Many people don’t even play the game.
Excerpts From The Article; How To Figure Out What The Hell You Want To Do With Your Life By Tom Kuegler