Updated: Aug 30
It occurred to me as I struggle to reach a few goals -- physical, financial, and business -- that setting and reaching for the goals is always the right thing to do.
Here's why -- ask yourself what is the worst thing that can happen if I fail?
For example, during COVID I started using a series of workouts, nutrition, and supplements to get healthy. This was partially inspired by the canceling of all of my exercise classes. (While we still believed that the closings and lockdowns were only going to be two weeks long, the hubs and I acted like we were on vacation. Once we realized it would be longer we had to change things to avoid ruining our health -- especially our livers.)
So, I went all in. I did a bunch of workout programs and decided to avoid alcohol for 21 days. I started sleeping better, feeling better, and thinking better.
Then, for the next 21 days, I added the nutrition program in. Painful joints, low energy, and weird skin things started to improve.
Then, I started and 80 day exercise program, and I added supplements -- symptoms of inflammation, pain, weight gain, low energy, etc WENT AWAY. I thought they were going to be part of my life forever.
Because of how good I felt, I signed on to start a business with this program -- selling the programs and encouraging people to stay healthy. Naturally, I wanted to be a six figure earner. Use all of my income to fill my investment account and then donate to all my favorite causes.
But there it was -- the FEAR OF FAILURE. The fear of what people would say. The fear of being visible.
I had to remind myself that even if I didn't reach bajillionaire, 90s supermodel looks, and world wide popularity I would get healthier every day, help other people get healthier, and make a little money along the way.
Even if I failed miserably I would be better off for trying to reach the goal.
And I am.
Also, I am not failing miserably. It is going along well. I am learning as I go and I figure as long as I keep trying I will keep getting healthier. I will help more people. I will build that business. I will keep clarifying my goals. I will keep striving and keep moving forward.
The worst thing that can happen is that I will be better than I am now.
Daniella Bozzone is a private investor, wellness coach, and habit writer.
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