Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. As we close off this year, it’s the perfect moment to look back and celebrate all our victories. It’s also a good time to see if perhaps we didn’t take certain opportunities because we doubted ourselves. One reality that has come up over and over again in this past year is that amazing people often underestimate what they are capable of.

We step away from our path and our purpose because we are afraid of being judged or judging ourselves and we don’t give ourselves permissions to be beginners and learn. Life is about growing and becoming the best versions of ourselves and that requires trial and error.

We need to develop enough self love that we give ourself permission to fail and we need to know that it’s only by trying that we will get closer to our dreams. May you leave your self doubt in 2015 and ring in the new year with confidence.

May you be kind with yourself and others and embrace going for it no matter what fears are looming in the back of your mind. That little voice that makes you doubt yourself will probably always be part of your journey as it is with most of us. The trick is not believing it.

Know that fear is there in the name of self preservation and that’s always been the case since the beginning of time. The reality now though is that most times that fear is not justified. It makes you feel like your life is at risk but really that’s just the Ego speaking.

Learn to make friends with fear when it’s useful (i.e. in actually physically dangerous situations) and to let it take the back seat when you decide to take the road to your dreams. Wishing you a happy NYE and incredible 2016.

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