If you are human (or Scooby), you have fear. Everyone fears something, it is just how we deal with the fear that determines if it will cause good or bad luck. It could be fear of what people will think, fear of not having enough money, fear of rejection, fear of the government or just fear of possibility and change.
To deal with fear most people like to just push it aside and live a life that won’t be bothered by fear. They take the safe and secure route in life to minimize fear in the short term. But by doing this, they are playing it safe. They do what society, their parents and friends expect of them, they go to school, get a secure job and never really question anything. It isn’t until many years down the line that they start to question if they made the right choices in life.
There are so many things in life that we pass up doing because we are afraid of the consequences. I’m not saying to go and do something stupid but the fact is that at the end of the day you will regret not doing more things than you regret doing. So go ahead and take a risk.
Stop thinking about what people think about you and live your life. Don’t worry about anyone else because at the end of the day, you are the one that will answer for what you’ve done and you are the only one that matters. Your parents and friends make their own decision and have made their own mistakes. It’s time for you to make your own decisions and yes, your own mistakes.
If you take the secure and boring path, you will lead a boring life. The secure part isn’t even that secure, look at anyone in the financial field these days. If you take risks, there is potential to fail but there is potential to succeed beyond your wildest dreams. The worst case scenario is that you will fail and learn from your experience. After all, failure leads to success.
We all have fear and there is no way to get rid of it so you have a choice, push it to the side and never think about it or stare it in the face and kick its rear into place. If you choose the latter, your life will be a lot more exciting and you will get lucky.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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