“Imagine your future self, ie, you 10 years from now. If he/she were to send you a tweet or text message, 1) what would it say and 2) how would that transform your life or change something you’re doing, thinking, believing or saying today?”
it’d say, don’t be so afraid! do what you truly want to do.
so often, i hold myself back–i allow the inner critic to destroy artistic expression, or it stops me from acting in the way i really would like to. when a friend says ‘i love you’ and i struggle to return it, or when i want to be close to someone but am too afraid–those things are so ruinous! i can feel deep down that it’s not how i want to be, but i have such a huge barrier to overcome for my thoughts to mirror my actions. in some ways, it’s good not to give in to impulse, but the pain comes from wanting to and feeling so blocked.