What if…

Welcome to this blog a.k.a. a digital reflection of what goes on in my mind. I’ve been wanting to share some of this since forever, but then I always came up with tons of doubts and reasons why it wouldn’t work.

Like, what do I have to share and will it be of any meaning to others? Will there be a single soul who would like to read it?

Well you get the idea.

The thing is, I actually still don’t know the answers to these questions but I’d like to share it anyway, because I secretly believe there actually might be a single soul or two who’d enjoy reading what I share here. ;p

Why do we keep ourselves from doing what we love?

Because we are afraid of the results? Because we doubt our own ability to succeed? Because we worry about other people’s opinions? Or maybe all of the above?

Actually all of these questions were holding me back from really going for it.

I have to confess to you that I’ve had this blog for more than a year and while I did write some articles last year, my heart wasn’t fully in it because I was afraid to really share what I wanted to share.

Because what if no one would read it, or maybe even worse what if people actually would read it only to dislike it. The “what if’s…” kept spinning in my mind.

The thing is, we can always come up with tons of reasons why things wouldn’t work out the way we want it to. It’s so easy to come up with reasons. It’s so easy to raise all the doubts and go with them, listen to them, surrender to our doubts.

The real challenge is hidden in working with them. Giving up (before even trying) will definitely not yield desired results.

On the other hand, seeing our doubts and fears, acknowledging them, and still doing what we want to do anyway, takes courage I believe. No matter what others or we ourselves tell ourselves.

Okay so I’m not trying to humble brag about how courageous I am for finally starting to write haha but what I am trying to say is that it’s totally fine and kind of human I guess to sometimes be afraid or have doubts, but to also be at least aware of such doubts and fears and try to figure out where they come from.

Why not instead use fears and doubts as an entry point for growth instead of a reason for not doing what you love?

Moreover, to take it a step further. Why not transform the “what if’s…” into positive statements, such as what if I’d start a blog and a lot of people would really love it? What if I would write an article and my readers would totally be inspired by it?

So what’s holding you back from doing what you love?

**Fun fact: I actually wrote this article almost two years ago, in November 2019! So it still took me quite some time after writing this, and meanwhile the blog has changed so much and transformed into something completely different (Shanti Grooves), but the whole proces has been/ and still is an awesome ride! 

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