Ahh, Halloween. A day that has become largely devoted to giving out and consuming large quantities of candy and playing make-believe. As a kid, it's often one of the most exciting holidays all year. But sometimes adults, especially parents, can get a little worn out from the non-stop party. Wherever you are on the celebration spectrum, I've lately discovered a new purpose for Halloween — as the perfect reminder to go after the things that terrify you.
Have you done anything that's taken you out of your comfort zone this year? Have you felt the healthy terror of brushing up and pushing past the boundaries of your habitual life? If not, what's stopping you? Are you waiting for the right time? For permission? For the plan? Here's the cheat sheet: 1) there is only now 2) give yourself permission 3) start before you have it figured out.
Most of us shy away from the fear of doing what it is we really want. Don't shy away this year. Run toward the fear. You'll realize it's as make-believe as those ghosts walking around your neighborhood.