Don't Let Life Intimidate You. Take the First Step.

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Life can be very intimidating. We're all used to the life we know and everything outside our bubble naturally is outside our comfort zone. To many, the next stage of life is an unknown jungle, where sometimes the very fear of leaving our comfort zone puts us in a form of paralysis. Most of us can get over this paralysis, some of us get stuck there for a while, and unfortunately, some of us stay there for the rest of our lives.

This is why we have dreams and goals. We have wild dreams that fulfill our hearts and souls. Our dreams give us hope for a better life ahead and remind us not to stay complacent. Our goals guide us towards our dreams. Our goals are more specific, have deadlines, and keep us on track.

It all starts with a start; you have to take a step forward to begin your journey towards your dreams. Being complacent or staying still for too long doesn't serve you. It's okay to pause and reflect, but don't get stuck in that spot for too long. Forward momentum is key, but you'll never get momentum if you never start.

Taking that first step may be intimidating, but it's necessary. If you never start, you never finish. Having self-confidence helps, but not necessary. You'll be able to build it through the process, especially through the challenges. The trials and tribulations are learning experiences and opportunities for growth.

If you're not satisfied with the life you live because you're not living your dream life, I highly suggest you do something about it. The next steps may be uncertain. It may take time.

The process may be frustrating. But in the end, it'll be all worth it. Start now.

Roderick Conwi is a professional development coach and writes at Nourishment Notes about lifestyle development. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

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