#Trust30 Day 6 – Dare to be Bold by Matt Cheuvront

Dare to be bold by Matt Cheuvront 

Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Next to Resistance, rational thought is the artist or entrepreneurs worst enemy. Bad things happen when we employ rational thought, because rational thought comes from the ego. Instead, we want to work from the Self, that is, from instinct and intuition, from the unconscious.

A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. Its only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.” – Steven Pressfield, Do the Work

The idea of “being realistic” holds all of us back. From starting a business or quitting a job to dating someone who may not be our type or moving to a new place – getting “real” often means putting your dreams on hold.

Today, let’s take a step away from rational thought and dare to be bold. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish but have been afraid to pursue? Write it down. Also write down the obstacles in your way of reaching your goal. Finally, write down a tangible plan to overcome each obstacle.

The only thing left is to, you know, actually go make it happen. What are you waiting for?

(Author: Matt Cheuvront)

Today’s Sentence:

Even when pain, very physical pain, rears it’s head, it’s still very important and good for the soul to get out of bed and enjoy the day!

My Dares:

What would I love to do that I’m afraid to do.  Well the first is write – and the only obstacle I have left to that is my fear itself.  I’m working on it – but it’s slow progress.   So moving onto something new, that by it’s addition and pursuit might help battle my fear from a new and unexpected direction.  There are two things actually that come to mind:  play the violin and take a bellydance class.

The first obstacle is money.  So I’m giving myself a deadline of Samhain (Oct. 31), which is pagan new years, to buy myself a violin.  I can attempt to self teach a bit and depending on level of difficulty I’m having, by January consider taking actual violin lessons.

For the bellydance, there’s classes offered at my gym, but the bigger fear is that of body image.  If I can get back into going to the gym regularly and work on weight loss – getting down to a size 12 (currently a 14-16 depending on time of the month) then I will sign up for the class as a reward for dropping the weight.

By pursuing these seemingly unrelated fears and conquering them, I might find I conquer my fears connected with writing as well – or at least, in the experience of conquering other fears, see the fears of writing as much smaller than they currently appear.

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