5 tips for taking that first small but big step in life
We've rounded up some of our favourite pieces of advice from friends of Days, on how to take the leap into the unexpected.
Here's what they had to say...
"Remind yourself that whatever the outcome or consequences you can learn from it. Win or learn! Try and be excited for what's on the other side of that choice and that should help let the fear subside. In my experience life is much more about the journey to a point than the point itself." - Tom Mitchell, England Rugby Sevens Captain
"If you have an idea - just go for it. Shut your eyes and jump in the deep end as you’ll never know where you’ll end up! Sometimes the hardest thing is taking that big small step, and the worst that can happen is it doesn’t work out. Pick yourself up and try again!" - Olivia Strong, Founder of Run For Heroes
"Throw yourself into it. Learn by doing. Let experience lead the way" these are life mantras that I live by. I've been lucky enough to never be plagued with the fear of failure and because of this I've been able to move forward and take steps in the right direction." - Peigh Asante, Founder of Trapfruits LDN & Swim Dem Crew
"Ask someone out for a beer. Probably the one thing that will move you forwards most, certainly in the early days of an idea, is speaking to people for advice or confidence. They’ll possibly put you in touch with other people and you’ll be well on your way with whatever you need. People are what makes the world go round and they’ll really be what makes your idea come to life." - Fiona Quinn, adventurer, author and entrepreneur
"It’s such a hard one. Obviously everyone always says don’t think about it and just go for it and of course there is a lot to be said for that. But I do think that taking a step back and having a think about what REALLY matters to you can help save yourself a lot of time and hassle in the future. Defining a few key criteria, even if you stray from them is a good place to start." - George Delamain, Founder of Mr G's Designs