Putting Yourself Out There

I remember when I was around 18 years old, and for the first time in my life, I decided to put myself out there. I decided to go after a dream that I have had for almost all of my high school life. The dream was to become a male model(I know…I know).

I was never able to go after my dream in high school because I always had an excuse to prevent me from starting. I didn’t have enough money. I didn’t have a car. I still had my braces. What I noticed after reaching self-set requirement after self-set requirement, I would always find some other flaw to prevent me from starting. And I probably would have never gone after my dream if I had never had a catalyst.

After my senior year in high school, and the bout of homelessness that I had, I became hungry for knowledge and accomplishment. I started to read every book that I could get my hands on. I read like a madman and started to learn the habits and routines of successful people. Then I stumbled on a book called The Four hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. In it, there was a section to achieving your goals. And it helped me achieve my first steps to going after my goals of being a male model.

I remember putting myself out there for the first time in the real world. I was looking for jobs, and I was having a lot of fun. I was meeting a load of new people, and I was actually becoming what I wanted to become- a male model.

Putting yourself out there is scary, I know it is. The fear is what prevents us from doing anything. It makes us vulnerable. We force ourselves to be exposed and criticized by strangers and even friends. But I think it would be a waste of life if you were to never expose yourself to the excitement, and feel the energy and motivation that runs through your veins constantly.

Put yourself out there.

It’s that simple,

Sam

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