I attended a small business class a few weeks ago and one of the instructors asked a series of questions on how far would you go for your extraordinary dream life. Would I put up my home as collateral to start my business, was I willing to wake up every morning at four in the morning and go all day till midnight working on my venture? Would I be able to jump out of my comfort zone and into the unknown? Do I dare to be extraordinary over ordinary?
I absolutely find nothing wrong with ordinary. I think most of my life decisions have been ordinary and average. I did the things I needed to do but what I regret is not doing the things I wanted to do. Isn’t that what they say about aging?
Ten years ago I wanted to start my own business but talked myself out of it because it was easy to stay with great paying job. I don’t think too much on what my life would be like had I ventured out on my own. I try not to think too much on what I could have done or would have done because I didn’t. Maybe its aging and seeing my life in a different perspective. Something about forty-something, makes you feel daring and want more but I’m also feeling a bit disappointed. I dreamed bigger back then but I wish I pursued harder. Now I’m feeling like I’m trying to catch up with myself. I’m embracing the boldness I feel but not without some level of fear.
For the last couple of weeks I wake up with some level of fear. I think hard about the questions asked of me a few weeks ago. Am I doing the right thing? Am I willing to go hard and give up my comfort for the unknown. I’m afraid to but I’m afraid not to.
Is it too late for me to be extraordinary?