Do that thing that you’re scared of.

by Marissa on July 18, 2012 · 32 comments

I’m about to launch on something that I’ve thinking about doing for the last 2 years. I’m nervous, excited and could hardly sleep last night. I will do a follow-up post soon when I can catch my breath.

 

Here’s a bit of inspiration to push you over the edge and make you take the leap. There is no time like the present.

Inspiration

 

  • http://www.moneylifeandmore.com Lance@MoneyLife&More

    I started my blog a few months ago. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep it up but here I am today still trucking along!

    • Marissa

      Great job. The PF would is great, and they help guide you.

  • http://www.modestmoney.com/ Modest Money

    Good luck on your upcoming launch. I really should take some inspirational from this concept. I admit that I generally stay within my comfort zone. Rarely do I purposely go out and do something that I’m afraid of. I realize how much that helps expand ourselves though. Suddenly your comfort zone just keeps growing and growing until you don’t feel the need to stay within your bubble.

    • Marissa

      Thanks, Jeremy. Our comfort zone is normally defined by us and tends to be imaginary.

  • http://www.momoneymohouses.com Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses

    I totally think that doing things we’re scared of makes us learn and grow and become that much better for it. That being said, I will still never hold a spider in my hand. Never.

    • Marissa

      Spiders and me don’t get along either, but I held a snake once. That was interesting.

  • http://www.makingsenseofcents.com Michelle

    I’m excited to see/hear about it!

    • Marissa

      I’ll share as soon as I can!

  • http://frugalportland.com Kathleen @ Frugal Portland

    Good job! I don’t know what it is, but it was the right thing to do!

    • Marissa

      Thanks!

  • http://worksavelive.com Jason @ WSL

    I look forward to hearing what it is! It’s true that not doing things you’re passionate about is ultimately a certain type of death. You die inside as your passions are fulfilled and your life wastes away.

    • Marissa

      I agree!

  • http://tightfistedmiser.com Andy Hough

    Being scared has kept me from some good opportunities in the past. It has also kept me from making some dumb mistakes. Whatever you’re doing I hope it works out well.

    • Marissa

      Thank you, Andy!

  • http://www.iheartbudgets.net Jacob @ iheartbudgets

    I went on a 175ft.. “Great Wheel” in Seattle, and I’m afraid of heights. It was pretty fun, and made for a great way to watch the sunset with my beautiful wife :)

    Also, what the heck are you doing?! On the edge of my seat here!

    • Marissa

      Post coming up soon! That sounds scary, tho!

  • http://facebook.com/theheatherco heather draper

    I have done a few scary things in my life, but it is always for the best! wishing you much luck!!!

    • Marissa

      Thank you!

  • http://thecollegeinvestor.com Robert @ The College Investor

    Exciting!

  • http://www.americandebtproject.com American Debt Project

    I love the tension!!

  • http://www.frugalbeautiful.com Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com

    Ooh, exciting stuff! Can’t wait for updates!

  • http://budgetandthebeach.wordpress.com/ Budget & the Beach

    Best of luck…whatever it is! :) Looking forward to seeing!

  • http://frugalportland.com Kathleen @ Frugal Portland

    you inspired me to do the thing that was scaring me — thanks!

  • http://www.seedebtrun.com Michelle

    Good luck in your new venture, Marissa!! I’m excited to hear about it…

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  • http://www.brokeprofessionals.com Broke Professionals

    Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve! I know I am very hesitant to embrace change, and tend to get stuck in ruts more often than I’d like. It’s something I’d like to work on in my 30s!

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  • http://onecentatatime.com/ SB @ One Cent At A Time

    I am really afraid of roller coasters I should do something about it.

    • Marissa

      Jump out an airplane. It makes roller coasters look like child’s play.

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