“Putting yourself out there” can entail many different scenarios. Maybe you’re looking for a group of friends, love interest, or a new business endeavor. No matter what the reason is, leaving our comfort zone is never easy. But one quality can help conquer all: confidence. Scary, right? It is ALL about confidence. If you don’t think you have it, that’s okay! Here’s your new mantra: “Fake it till you make it.” I use this mantra probably more than I should, but I swear it works! How do you think I started my own jewelry business? Succeeding is alway about taking the first step. That’s the hardest part. But you have to put yourself out there and prepare for possible failure. {And failure is GOOD, but that’s for another article.}

Here’s 3 reasons why putting yourself out there will benefit you.

1. You will NEVER know until you try. 

It is no fun to play it safe. Scared of regrets? #NORAGRETS Your only regret should be never trying. You don’t want to be saying “I should’ve, I could’ve…” years down the line. Also, think about what you have to lose. I’m willing to bet you’re an amazing person who needs a slight dose of confidence and a friendly push.  In the words of P!nk, “you gotta get up and try.”

2. The reward will be worth it.

Don’t let the opinions of others stop you from doing what will make you happy. True happiness isn’t going to fall into your lap. Putting yourself out there can open so many doors for you. You are exploring a new world, giving you a chance at a better opportunities. What an incentive! 

3. You’re not alone.

Everyone is afraid to put themselves out there. Unfortunately, no one else can do it for you. The human race has an innate fear of rejection. In reality, rejection isn’t as scary as it seems. So someone tells you no? It’s their loss! You are amazing, and there is someone out there who values what you stand for.

Not so bad, right?

I don’t think we can ever get rid of the nervous energy from leaving our comfort zones, but we can try to channel it positively. Do you have any tips or suggestions on how you’ve battled this in the past?

P.S. I was really putting myself out there by posting this picture of me, haha! But that’s okay because this is what I look like 95% of the time, and I have no shame. No make up, messy hair, t-shirt, and athletic shorts – like a true southern belle. 🙂