Today, I dare you to fail.
Because if you fail, it means you've tried.
I dare you to take one step towards the thing you've been avoiding. That goal or dream you constantly let sit because you're afraid your first step will be ugly and imperfect.
I dare you to take that step immediately. Now is the time to do what you really want to do. Not tomorrow. Not later today. Right now.
I challenge you to commit to hard work. There is no shortcut or magic wand that will boost you to where you want to be. All the business gurus and improvement classes won't make a stitch of difference until you commit yourself to your goal.
I dare you to believe that you can do this. Stop settling for a mediocre version of yourself and embrace the greatness lying dormant within. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
I dare you to love the journey. It isn't about the goal, so much as the beautiful person you grow into during the process.
Today, I'm daring myself to take the reigns and steer myself in the direction of my deepest dreams and most important intentions.
And I need to tell you, I'm scared shitless.
Where I want to be requires sacrificing things that are easy to embrace what is hard. Who I want to be requires a relentlessness that is not ruled by a muse or emotion. What I want to be is the truest version of myself.
Let me tell you a secret:
New Year's Resolutions Don't Work.
Don't wait until January 1, 2018, to get started. Start right now.
If you have something you want to make right, be it launching a business, saving a relationship (or letting go of one), starting a new project, or taking the first, hesitant steps towards the future of your dreams, I want you to join me. Subscribe to this list for weekly inspiration and know you're in a community of doers drawing up the courage to become great.
Today, be it with me or on your own, I want you to give yourself permission to get started.
*This post is dedicated to Nik Mihaylov*