It’ll be ok

February 11, 2013 — 23 Comments

When we’re kids, it’s easy to find a reassurance that everything will be ok.  Whether it’s the bump in the night, the stressful math test, or the rough first break up, our parents and other adults are quick to remind us that the end of the world is not imminent.

Cactus Flower

Just as a flower blooms…. just kidding, I like this picture my wife took so I added it in this post!

However, adults don’t have that luxury.  We’re forced to find our own reassurance when making big decisions and often times people are quicker to tell us the reasons to not do something than the reason to do it.

Sometimes we just need someone to tell us, “It’ll be ok”.  We want the reassurance that our big risks are worth it and that all possible negative consequences have been property dealt with and that success is guaranteed.

But of course, you know that no one can ever guarantee you success.  Hopefully, you’ll find support from friends and relatives, but at some point you just have to accept the risk and go for it.  Prepare, make an educated decision, trust yourself, and make the leap!

It’ll be ok.  We’re in the process of making our leap and as you might have read last week, we’re very nervous.  However, we’ve prepared for it and now it’s time to leap.

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23 responses to It’ll be ok

  1. I get this. How true that is. As you said, no one can garauntee us success. However, you’re ready, you’ve have planned well and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited for you. 🙂

  2. There are no guarantees in life. You just prepare as well as you can and then take the leap and go for it. I am SO excited for you! At least one of us is ready to ‘Break Free’. 🙂

  3. Sometimes you really just miss those days of when you were a kid and you really didn’t have all that much to worry about. I know I miss them.

  4. Hope, you will be OK. Being nervous is fine. Just go for it. You can do only one thing: just face whatever comes on the way. Then why not believe that, you are going to make it.

  5. I find that when I know I’m doing the right thing, but the road becomes bumpy, I just need to keep going. I need to remind myself that I’m on the right path and just continue. It isn’t always easy, but in the end, things get smoother. It is a lot easier when you have the support of good friends, as you point out.

  6. Dan — So what if you break free and crash? You’re so young. You have plenty of time to make a come-back. Just look how you handled your debt. I heard this quote just yesterday and it may resonate with you: From Neale Donald Walsh: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” May life begin for you when you make the leap. Go for it!

  7. “Winners never quit, quitters never win!” they say. Nobody guarantees your success, but staying in your comfort zone and doing nothing is not a solution either. “It’ll be okay!” 🙂 Great post!

  8. You’re right, as an adult you do need to find your own assurances, and typically this means investing a lot of time and effort into educating yourself about any big decision.

    • Hola – thanks for pointing out the importance of educating yourself on the big decisions. People can make gut decisions but hopefully they’re made after someone has educated themselves on the topic!

  9. This is a great article and something that’s really relevant to where I am right now. A recent college grad like me is trying to figure out the world and find how I am supposed to take chances whole-heartedly and believe in myself enough to do for it. Its tough having the courage to really go out in the world and pursue certain avenues. Cool post!

  10. Great post. I’m about to graduate college and it is really difficult for me to find my place right now and believe in myself. I guess the only thing to do is just jump in with both feet and hope for the best!

  11. There was something so soothing and calming about reading this article. I finally took the giant leap and bought a car last night after months of exhaustive searching. I had it set in my mind that my next car would whip around like a go-cart, have a sunroof, and some up to date technology. I went from dealership to dealership but nothing stuck out like the car I had purchased 7 years ago In 2006 I was driving down the road in the market for a new car and saw a yellow Mazda 6 for sale. I knew in that moment I had to have it and I have had it since. Fast forward to now, I couldn’t find a single car that popped out until yesterday, when I was looking for a used car at a Ford dealership my boyfriend had sent me online, I stumbled across a yellow Ford Focus. I knew I had to have it. Long story short, I didn’t ask all the questions I should have. I just jumped on it. And last night, as I tried to get a good nights sleep to work today, I couldn’t fall asleep to save my life worried about all the things that could go wrong with the car. I am a complete nervous wreck but your article was very calming and I may have to read over it again before I go pick the car up in a few hours.

  12. Such a short phrase, but what a big impact it can have! I’ve had so many doubts regarding changing my career path, but those three little words (okay, four since technically one is a contraction….) can do so much to smooth out a rough day. Thanks.

    • Jeri – you’re an inspiration to a lot of us because you’re proving it can be done! The best part of making a tough decision is proving to yourself it can be done… I’m sure the next one will get even easier for you.

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