When I first passed my driving test I was too scared to drive on the motorway.
I’m not sure why, but I used to go the long way to work to avoid the A1 and find myself down all the country lanes getting to work or to my dads.
I was quite a nervous driver.
So I did what any sensible person would do, I took a job as an Event Assistant covering the whole of the East of England.
I absolutely loved that job, I just hated knowing that I would have to drive to all of these new places every weekend and avoiding the motorway wouldn’t be an option anymore.
But after a summer in 2014 of working on events, I realised that driving really wasn’t that bad.
Once you discover it’s never going to be as terrible as you think, the only way to get better is to keep doing it.
Every journey I did got a little bit easier and I got a little more confident.
And then just to really test my driving, I ended up living 200 miles away from home in Wales.
Today I’m running the Manchester Marathon (if I’ve scheduled this email properly!) and each month I’ve run a bit further.
But even when I wasn’t sure if I could do it, I knew the only way to get better was to keep going.
You can do the scary things you want to do, in life and business, but unfortunately it will mean getting out of your comfort zone and doing things you’re not sure you’re ready to do.
Now we’re getting closer to Halloween, what is one thing you’re scared of?
For the next 3 months of 2021 throw yourself in and prove that it was never as bad as you thought it was going to be!
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