I have always wanted to be a writer. When I dreamed about my future in my early 20s, I wondered “could it be possible that I could write, like, for real?” And I did write. I’ve written 10 journal articles, a dozen or so white papers, hundreds of blogs and thousands of emails. But I haven’t ever been published for realz…. UNTIL TODAY!!!!!!!
This was an act of true bravery for me. It was very hard to put myself out there for a dream I really, really cared about. Trust me when I say this: If I can put it out there… SO CAN YOU!
Seen at Quartz!!!
“I work with a lot of people who are trying to change their lives for the better in any number of ways. When people describe a situation where they want to meet new people or eat healthier or pursue a new career but they never, ever do it, my first thought is that they need a change in mindset. Remember, we can change the way we visualize and attack our goals—there’s a triathlete of some kind lurking in all of us.”
How did this miracle occur?
So, my advice? Find a partner who lets you try out your ideas, do your best work, and then take the opportunities that come your way. They WILL come.
Now it’s your turn- what’s one thing can you do TODAY to get you closer to your scariest dream? Tell me on Facebook or in the comments below!
Amanda Crowell, PhD is a cognitive psychologist obsessed with how people make change. She is best known for translating cutting edge research into practical strategies that can be used right away.