Today was rough. I found myself curled up on the couch, freewriting in a notebook about how frustrated I was feeling — both mentally and physically. I had bought a bag of those Dove chocolates with the short, inspirational notes in them, and I opened one up in the hopes of a brief burst of sugary endorphins.
I found the message on it to be surprisingly exactly what I needed. It said, “Encourage your sense of daring.”
This one, short sentiment opened up so many doors in my head. How often do we feel like we’re being burdened by something that is challenging but refuse to see it (and approach it) as such?
I looked at my list of problems, and I reworded them in a way to strike at the problem with a more adventurous imperative.
I feel enclosed, like I need to get out of here. See more. Do more. I wrote, “Dare to step outside.”
I’m having a difficult time financially. I want to be able to splurge but also need to get out of debt. I wrote, “Dare to say, ‘I don’t need this right now.'”
Even now, I’m thinking of other things I want to dare myself to do. Dare to create more. Dare to try something new. Dare to move. Dare to dream bigger, harder and more passionately.
Give it a try. I dare you.