The process of starting over is — without a doubt — a scary one. You can replace “starting over” with “trying something new” or “taking a different road” or “reinventing yourself.”
Basically, any life-altering change that causes you to realize, oh, there’s no predictable outcome. You can’t calculate how this will turn out.
The uncertainty and loss of control is scary, right?
Stepping into the unknown is always uncomfortable. You might be risking some of your financial security and giving up a little personal freedom. Plus, there’s that all-too-familiar fear of failure.
Because what if you put all this energy and passion into recreating this new self or chasing your personal BHAG and it falls completely flat? What if your dreams right now, right this second, don’t amount to anything in the future?
What if you burn through your time, money and effort, and then have nothing to show for it?
I feel anxious just writing that out. All the “what if’s.” This thought pattern is where people get stuck. I get stuck here all the time.
But, what if the change you make, despite how difficult, turns out to have a lasting impression on the course of your life?