When I saw this quote I immediately smiled.

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death.” — Betty Bender

It perfectly describes my mindset lately. In every aspect of my life (professionally and personally) I’ve been embracing the fear and self-doubt I have and it’s helped me realize something.

That the little nagging voice, the inner-mean girl if you will, only starts to speak up when I am attempting something scary and out of my comfort zone. But it’s that scary thing that ultimately makes me stronger and more confident just by attempting it. I don’t even need to succeed. I just need to get over the fear and try.

That’s why I took the leap with live meetings. That’s why I signed up for the competition. That’s why I’m reaching out more and more. As soon as I start to hear inner mean girl and feel that tinge of fear…

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I know it’s something I should do.

No.

I know it’s something I NEED to do.

 
  • carla birnberg

    uh oh :-)
    and I was just about to email and see when you were free to BRAINSTORM what we’d…emailed about too :-)
    you are Fearless McGee.
    I love I love.

    • RoniNoone

      And that scares the CRAP out of me hence we NEED to do it. :)

  • LisaM

    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – I don’t think anyone disagrees with Nietzsche on that. The bravery comes in when it’s not just circumstances that force you to make big changes – it’s merely a personal choice to stretch and grow. You are such an inspiration in that department! Something I really need to work on!

  • Wifey678

    Love this! So true, I need to make it my mantra.

    • http://mysizehealthy.com/ MySizeHealthy

      I agree! I need to really keep this in mind because I tend to let negative self-talk get to me and I avoid or back down from doing something that is so worth it but seems impossible or too damn hard!

  • nancyabc

    Watching you makes it seem possible for the rest of us.

  • http://mysearchforahealthierlife.blogspot.co.uk/ Chloe@SearchinForAHealthierLif

    Love that quote because it’s completely true!

  • Sammy @ Peace Love & Ice Cream

    Awesome and SO true! Shut that biotch up! :)
    -Sammy @ peaceandloveandicecream.blogspot.com

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    Whoa!

  • Tina

    Wow. I need to write this quote down and stick it somewhere I’ll see daily.

  • Mindy Lee

    You’ve been inspiring me to do the same!

  • Leigh Ann Dickey

    I love your site! So glad I found you!

    • RoniNoone

      Well I’m glad you found me too. :)

      -Roni

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