Have you ever completely stepped outside of your comfort zone and tried out for something you might not get?
Oh man, I have!
In 9th grade, I tried out for cheerleader. Just picture a small town high school gym, all the football/ basketball players in the bleachers, and me, some awkward and uncoordinated teenager down in front of all of them, trying to belt out a cheer and do a cartwheel!
Hmm… I’m not really the cartwheel type, but somehow I made it onto the JV squad!
Something similar happened to me last month. A health/ wellness website I love was seeking writers. Like paid writers. I’ve never tried out for anything like that before, so I applied real quick before I could talk myself out of it.
Then, I waited.
I checked my email every 5 minutes for like 3 days. Nothing.
While waiting, I found myself actually brainstorming ideas for a health category on my own blog. Plus, that’s also when I woke up and suddenly had an idea for a book, completely out of the blue…
And, guess what! You will never believe this. That email that I was eagerly anticipating?
I get a chance.
Even on those days when self doubt comes sneaking in, push it to the side, and try anyway!