Personal Reflection

Feeling Scared To Try New Things

The older I get, the more scared I am to try new things. I feel like I need to stay in my own lane. But I know I won’t grow if I don’t step outside my comfort zone.

I don’t always know what I want to do. I have to try new things before I can decide if it’s right for me.

I’m the type of person who has no problem seeking out new opportunities like applying for a job, internship, etc. But I don’t always follow through. Sometimes I have a valid reason. But other times I back down out of fear. Fear of failure. That I won’t be good enough.

I want to be more willing to try new things. I don’t want to let fear stop me from following through on opportunities that could change my life forever.

I should stop making assumptions or jumping to conclusions. After all, I won’t know whether I like something until I try it.

Oftentimes when I have to make a decision, I weigh the pros and cons. Unfortunately, it’s easier for me to think of disadvantages than advantages. Then again, there are positives I might not consider until I pursue something further.

It’s easy to play things safe. I might as well take a risk while I’m young though. I have very little to lose. If I find something isn’t right for me, that’s OK. If I fall in love with it, great. But I will never know unless I give myself a chance.

4 thoughts on “Feeling Scared To Try New Things

  1. I can so relate to this. Like you, I’ve sought out new opportunities loads and then usually make my excuses to withdraw. I’m so scared of stepping out my comfort zone. Recently I’ve pushed myself to attend 2 sets of interviews for 2 job opportunities and it’s been tough, but insightful. If I get offered the job it’ll be the biggest plunge I’ve taken in years. It’s so hard to stop fear from holding us back. But I saw a quote once that said “nothing great ever happened inside your comfort zone” so maybe it’s time to step out. Good luck ❤


    1. Exactly. That’s great. I hope it works out for you. All the best regardless of what happens. Mhm, it’s true. Sometimes we have to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. Only then can we see our full potential. Thank you. 🙂

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