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Keep Putting Yourself Out There

Are you frightened by the thought of putting yourself or your ideas out there?

Do you find it nerve-racking, spine-numbing and absolutely intimidating to get out there and tell the world about yourself and your ideas?

We having a saying in the North East of England, ‘Shy bairns get nowt!’.

So no matter how terrified you are to lift your head above the parapet, at some point, if your desire for success is strong enough, you will have to let go of your fears and inhibitions and just do it. You have to take the initiative.

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain

If there’s something you’re good at, you should let the world hear/see/experience it.

My focus, as a personal development coach and blogger is getting people to take that next step on their life journey and to give them the skill, insight and mindset in order to do so.

My reward is I’m happier than I’ve ever been, pursuing my passion, touching lives through my personal development blog, coaching people and helping improve other’s lives every day. I am now entering a phase of my life where I have huge plans to transform even more lives and I can’t wait to make this a reality. I know there no limits at all to what can be done!

When you help others, you not only help them grow, but you also grow yourself. So it’s worth putting yourself out for others. Although you should never see it like that, in whatever you do.

Success, in whatever your endeavor, is hard work but very achievable for those who are prepared to commit.

You are reading my blog so I know you are not a quitter and you’re not prepared to sell yourself short.  It’s easy to give up and to give in, quitting is just not an option for you.  That’s not your way. You know that you won’t need to put up with an undesirable situation for too long.

I know you – you have the courage to put yourself on the line, strive for something meaningful, even to risk the embarrassment of failure.

You focus on the positive upside of life, having a positive outlook which will ensure your quality of life, giving you the momentum to move onward and upward. Seize your day and outline whats important in life. You can then see where you are heading and what you need to do to get there.

Whenever you’re faced with something that makes you feel uncomfortable or uncertain, you know it’s telling you there waits an opportunity for growth.

Many of life’s disappointments and miseries come from our inactivity. We bring them about by doing nothing. Most people often spend a huge amount of time thinking about things and planning things, but then do nothing, they take no action.

I have learnt and acquired many things through experiencing failure. I discovered some of my strengths and weaknesses, and many of my life’s victories followed they soon after one of my perceived failures..

Don’t waste your time on things that you cannot change. Instead focus on effecting the present, so you can shape the future and progress your life.

Whether you are going through a rough point in your life right now, facing up to massive challenges, the best thing you can do for yourself is to get out there.  Instead of looking at these situations and thinking “woe is me,” now is the time for you to challenge yourself, break out of your mold, do something new and seize the day. If you spend the majority of your time feeling sorry for yourself, and doing nothing to get yourself out of the situation, you are missing out on an opportunity to grow.

In order to create momentum, you must throw off the old restraints.  You have to embrace discomfort until it becomes comfortable. That’s where the hard work comes in; but at the same time, imagination and focused effort can produce for you amazing results.

You have the opportunity in every moment of your day to move forward, to bring order and success to your life.

For whatever challenge you may be facing in life now, think in terms of actionable steps. What can you do in this situation? How can you act to move yourself closer to where you want to be?

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
  1. Debbie says:

    “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain

    Great quote… I worry like there is no tomorrow.. I worry about things that I’ve been told I shouldn’t worry about. Sleeping is unless.. my mind runs around it’s self..

    Good post… encouraging

  2. Steve Rice says:

    This is such common sense, but a great reminder…take action now. It’s so easy to hide behind all the “stuff” we have to “do”. Off to do my dreams! Thanks for the great reminder.

    • LarryLewis says:

      Steve as a coach i am frequently urging others to just take action. Often this is what holds people back. They know what they want to do, they know where they want to go, but they just can’t take that first step. If your dream inspires you then it will get you up and moving towards it.

  3. Grady Pruitt says:

    A great reminder we need to get outside our comfort zone!

    The last few weeks, I have been getting outside of my comfort zone, and I have been much happier! I have accomplished more. I feel excited about the things that are going on.

    Doing things you’re uncomfortable with is hard at first. But the more you do it, the more comfortable you get with it.

    Get out there and start achieving your dreams!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • LarryLewis says:

      Grady – to experience personal growth it is so important to keep challenging ourselves,m pushing our limits that little bit further. If we take small steps every day, we will automatically increaase our abilities and stretch our comfort zones substantially. Its so stupid when we hold bacxk, and don’t push ourselves to create the wonderful life we all deserve, that is achievable for us all

  4. Suerae Stein says:

    I would like to add sweaty palms to your list of discomforts in putting yourself out there. I sell my art work. I hate sales more than anything in the world. I just want to make the art. But then no one will see it. So I have to put myself out there. It never gets easier for me, but I continue to do it. I also like how your message can relate to other challenges in life. It’s very timely for me on a more personal level. To take actionable steps in order to get through a challenging time rather than just suffering through it. Thank you! ~ Suerae

    • LarryLewis says:

      Suerae. Marketing and sales, don’t you just hate it. A necessary evil. Talent should be all we need. But i have found the more we have to do the things we don’t like, the better we get at doing them, and the less we dislike them. And yes everything i write, i hope, applies to all our life situations. We have to be strong, and never accept pain or problems, without grabbing them and dealing with them. Nothing should stop us from taking our challenges head on and sorting them out.

  5. Jessica Mokrzycki says:

    Great works of wisdom. A lot of fruit can be born in our lives when we move past our comfort zones. An inspirational read. Thanks 🙂

  6. Very insightful post.
    It’s unimaginable how much we can achieve when we put ourselves out there. Even when we know this to be true, there’s often room to go inact. By default, it’s human nature to relent but we just have to keep putting ourselves out there.
    After all, there’s nothing out there, only people trying to be out there..

  7. Pj Zafra says:

    Great post here! Lots of great valuable insights here. The Mark Twain quote is one my favorite ones out there!

    Our mindset definitely plays a huge role in our success. How we conquer obstacle after obstacle with enthusiasm and look at it as away to grow not a way to fall into the abyss.

    Keep it up! Thanks for the words of wisdom and for the inspiration! 😀


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