Why You Must Put Yourself Out There:
The more you put yourself out there, the more likely you are to succeed.
Why Put Yourself Out There?
Do you want to live trapped in your home for the rest of your life? Or would you rather live an adventurous and epic life?
Almost everything in life requires you to “put yourself out there”:
- To gain fame for your photography, you must publish your photos to the public.
- To gain a following, you must put yourself out there.
- To gain influence, you must make yourself public on the Internet (your own website, blog, YouTube channel).
- To find a life partner, you must put yourself out there, meet new people, go on dates, and take chances.
- To get a job, you must put out your resume.
- To be successful in business, you must market yourself and your own goods.
- If you desire to start your own business, you must take the risk of advertising yourself, even though others might criticize or ignore you.
If we wish to live the best possible life, we just take Social risks and put ourselves out there.
Are you afraid of being hated?
“You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain” – Harvey Dent (Batman film)
Personally I would rather be hated than ignored.
If you’re hated, at least you know you’re making an impact and influencing others.
Better to be a villain than to be anonymous.
Being hated as a sign of fame and success
If people start hating you, consider it a massive privilege. People only hate those they are intimated of, envious or jealous of, or scared of.
Do you want to be ignored?
I think a lot of people fall into depression because they feel ignored; they feel like they aren’t making an impact in the world.
In human relationships, to be ignored by other human beings is one of the worst punishments. I’ve even heard that the worst thing about being homeless isn’t the fact that you’re living in poverty; the worst thing about being homeless is that people don’t see you as human— they ignore you, don’t make eye contact with you, and don’t acknowledge your existence.
No matter what people say, we all desire some social contact. Any human being in solitary confinement or trapped on a desert island (or spaceship) with no other human beings will eventually go insane.
Of course nobody likes to be hated. If others hate us, it might scare us — we are afraid that those who hate us will try to harm and damage us.
Thus perhaps when we feel fear of being hated, it is a fear that we will somehow become disadvantaged.
But realize the hate of others will not hurt or harm you.
What will their negative hate cause you? Loss of income? Impoverishment? Exclusion from the social group?
Perhaps being hated by the collective in past times could have actually led to our demise and death. But in modern times, being hated is an advantage — the more you’re hated, the more famous and influential/powerful you will become.
Put yourself out there
“Better to die enormous, than to lie dormant.” – JAY Z
Disregard your own self preservation. Delight in taking risks, taking fire.
Take social risks of all time, and delight in knowing that by being more courageous, you are becoming more.
RISK ON. ERIC