Do that thing that you’re scared of.

July 18, 2012

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.



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  • Lance@MoneyLife&More July 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    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 July 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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

  • Modest Money July 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    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 July 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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

  • Mo' Money Mo' Houses July 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    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 July 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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

  • Michelle July 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I’m excited to see/hear about it!

    • Marissa July 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I’ll share as soon as I can!

  • Kathleen @ Frugal Portland July 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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

    • Marissa July 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm


  • Jason @ WSL July 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    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 July 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      I agree!

  • Andy Hough July 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    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 July 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you, Andy!

  • Jacob @ iheartbudgets July 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    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 July 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Post coming up soon! That sounds scary, tho!

  • heather draper July 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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

    • Marissa July 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you!

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  • American Debt Project July 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I love the tension!!

  • Shannyn July 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

  • Budget & the Beach July 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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

  • Kathleen @ Frugal Portland July 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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

  • Michelle July 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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

  • Broke Professionals July 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    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!

  • SB @ One Cent At A Time July 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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

    • Marissa July 30, 2012 at 4:35 am

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