Over and over I hear people say things about traveling that simply aren’t true. Those lines usually begin with the same three words: I could never…..
Most of the time, this statement is false. Yet people continue to believe and let it be the excuse they give for not doing something more. However, if we push past the invisible barriers, we usually find that “I could never” really means “That sounds amazing, but I hate being uncomfortable.”
“I could never” usually means “I don’t want to – that’s hard.”
What if we said what we truly mean? And listened to ourselves saying it? If rather than “I could never move out of Texas,” we said instead “I am really afraid of moving out of Texas – the culture would be really difficult and I would be uncomfortable for a long time.”
That changes the game doesn’t it? Suddenly, I don’t like the words I am saying.
Yet, in speaking the truth like this, it often sets us free. Because we stop believing the “I could never,” statement that has been holding us back from the wonderful unknown that we long to experience.
The last time I said those words it was about scuba diving. I caught myself and thought – “no – that’s not right. I better try this.”
A whole new world opened up on the bottom of the ocean. An incredibly beautiful that I almost let fear hold me back from.
What is holding you back from what you really want? Are you willing to be honest with yourself and conquer those fears?