I’m about to admit something about myself…publicly.
Sometimes I’m a chicken shit.
No really. Sometimes I want something so bad and if I would have just TRIED, maybe it would have come through for me.
But I chicken out.
I’m not always like that. Quitting my job last year was super scary. But I did it.
This is more about things that I desperately want for myself. I stand in my own way.
Two weeks ago I was sent an opportunity to audition for a corporate video. I got cold feet.
Ridiculous right? Clearly I’m never going to land any gigs if I don’t audition.
And auditions are good practice even if I don’t get the roles.
There are things I want to do, brands I want to work with, projects I want to work on.
None of those things are going to happen if I don’t put myself out there. Sure…rejection is part of the game.
But I’ve got to TRY.
I’m done with the fear. I’m done with standing in my own way.
2012, here I come.
In honor of 2012 and my resolution, I toast to you all my readers. I had a chance encounter a few years ago with William H. Macy and he made a drink aptly named “Life Without Fear.” Stir some of this together and join me. Say goodbye to the fear and hello to new opportunities.
How can you go wrong with that?