A couple of months ago one of my fav blogger/writers (@JonAcuff) tweeted asking for adventurers. The natural skeptic came out immediately — money? no. membership? no. All you were asked to do was fill out a basic info form online. My attention perked. Adventure. Secrecy. Who doesn’t love a little mystery every now and then?
… and then I came up with a whole slew of reasons why to not fill out the form. What is this adventure? What kind of commitment? Who else will do it? What if I am a failure? What if I’m not what they’re looking for? I’m probably inadequate and unqualified? What if I don’t get picked? All of these are totally realistic questions to ask yourself when you don’t even know what the adventure entails, right? Seriously, y’all! I am annoyed at myself right now for how instantly my brain embraces timidity.
I bet several of you would’ve done the same.exact.thing. Why? Because of fear. It is part of human nature and, on some level, fear is healthy and protects us. I don’t feel many of my peers have a problem embracing healthy fear. We go far beyond healthy fear and fling ourselves into oblivion and allow this useful tool to morph into an overbearing, unrealistic dictator in our lives.
Thankfully for me, Jon decided to throw out another invitation. I got a do-over. This time, I had slightly wised up. I filled out the form. Small victory. I got an email invite. Another victory. I’m on an adventure. It’s challenging and fun! I’ve embraced — and more importantly been embraced by — a community of fellow Fear Punchers. People who will help me #Start. I will finish the undone and ignored. I will find a way to generate income with my natural talents/abilities. These are my risks and my fellow adventurers are my newest fans.
PS I’m also calling a blog do-over. I’m going to write about the things I love and care about, whenever I find the time to do so. For now, I’ll toss out glimpses into our life and tidbits you can hopefully benefit from. 🙂 No more apologies for absences or lack of content! Welcome to my re-opened corner of the web!