On being brave.



Sometimes, you've just got to be brave.

Okay, so don't worry, I'm not going to throw the whole 'life begins at the end of your comfort zone' quote down your throat throughout the whole of this post, because lets face it, it's most probably become one of those terribly overused and cheesy quotes that we're all fed up of hearing, right? But the actual message is something that I've come to realise is pretty true.

Taking those first steps, or just generally throwing yourself in some cases, out of your comfort zone can be terrifyingly exhilarating. I've never really classed myself as a 'brave' kinda girl, but recently, I've found myself trying and enjoying things that have previously terrified me, and to be quite honest it feels pretty fabulous.


They say that 'fear is temporary, regret is forever.' and I couldn't agree more with this. There are so many opportunities and experiences that I feel like I've missed out on because I've been too scared. But then there have been other times when I've thrown myself into them anyway and had the best time. And I always can't help but think how this would have probably been the case if I could've beaten my own mind all of those times before.

Someone said 'I need you to be brave for me.' recently, and jesus I've never felt the need to make sure I overcome a fear of mine so much before. Because, for me, there's nothing that motivates me to try and push myself further than having someone else telling me that they believe that I can. Maybe this shouldn't be the case, maybe I should be strong enough to motivate myself all the time, but sometimes the fear of letting someone else down, and letting them see that they were wrong about me, places more fear into my head than the fear of the thing itself.


But, I think that one of the most important things to remember is that my 'brave', is probably a lot different to yours, but that doesn't mean that overcoming something that someone else considers to be 'nothing', should be belittled or you should think that it's not an achievement. 

The feeling you get after doing something that scares you, is pretty addictive. It's a natural high that always leaves me wanting to feel it again and again, but getting to that point is always pretty mentally exhausting. But I think that we should always strive to be better, shouldn't we? And sometimes, telling yourself that you need to do something that scares you is simply part of this, don't you think?

Anyway, I feel like I'm rambling a little now, so I'm just going to leave you guys with this quote;

'When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid, that's when life gives you a chance to be brave.'

Soph


F E A T U R E D  I N  T H I S  P O S T


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9 comments

  1. Okay, number 1 - YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE and number 2 - I absolutely adore this post. Being brave I think is something that can really set you free! It's important to challenge ourselves and try to face the fears! xxx

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  2. You look amazing!! This is a post I can relate to more than ever right now. The past couple of months I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone in many ways and it's so true that being brave is far better than regretting something forever!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Wellbeing & Lifestyle

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  3. Yes I totally agree! I have found that the best things in my life have come from 'taking the plunge' so to speak and doing things that I have been scared to do before. Also - you look INCREDIBLE in these photos!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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  4. you look simply amazing!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

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  5. Totally agree and btw you look gorgeous!

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

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  6. You look amazing Sophie ahh - also love this post, I have quite a lot of fears and it does always motivate me more when someone tells me to be brave for them, not sure why but I feel like I need to prove them right and be the bravest I can be in a situation!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  7. This is all so true, this is all my mantra for this year. Need to get out my comfort zone more! You look incred too! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  8. I literally don't understand how I have only just found your blog?! But thank GOD I have now! I have just binge-read the majority of your blog posts, Sophie and I am obsessed. Your writing in inspiring and motivational!! You write about the things that matter in life and your attitude is positive and real!! Yes girl!!

    UH-MAZ-ING.

    Ok, goodbye...I have probably scared everyone here.

    Can't wait to read more of your stuff.

    Holly xx

    http://iblogthefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love this post, and you're so right about being brave. I'm am getting better with age, but I am still a bit useless. And you look ah-mazing by the way!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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