Do Something You Thought You Couldn’t Do “live a life happily”


  • Jot down three qualities you’d like to possess, then three choices or activities that coincide with them (i.e.: adventurous—white water rafting). Make a plan to do that thing.
  • Enlist a friend to help you face it fear, whether it’s quitting your job or skydiving.
  • Create a positive affirmation to replace a limiting belief (i.e.: tell yourself, “I feel confident around new people” instead of “I can’t meet new people—I’m too nervous”). Then use that new belief topush yourself out of your comfort zone.
  • Think of someone you admire and write down three things they do that you don’t think you can. Now make it a personal mission to prove yourself wrong.
  • Think of something huge you’ve wanted to do, but feared you can’t. Now shrink it down to something smaller but related (i.e.: climb Mt. Everest could start with join a rock climbing gym.) Do that smaller thing today. It’s a start!
  • Ask a friend to describe your potential. Find the parts that make your heart race with excitement, and then take one small step today to work toward that possibility.
  • Set a 30-day challenge—i.e. write 5 pages every day without worrying if they’re any good; after 30 days, you’ll have a first draft of a 150-page novel.
  • Ask yourself, “What would I try if I thought I wouldn’t fail?” Take one tiny step toward that goal today.
  • Ask a friend or your significant other to design an “opposite night” for you—a night when the two of you do things completely opposed to what you usually do.
  • Share something you want to do but think you can’t in the comment section here. Just putting it out there is a great start!
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