When was the last time you fought for something you wanted or believed in? I mean, really truly FOUGHT? I used to let things go without fighting for them. I used to decide that it was too difficult or not worth the struggle. Whether it was a job or a relationship or a personal goal, when the going got tough, I gave up. Of course, then I felt bad about myself for quitting, and when it came time to fight again, I just didn't have the fight in me. And thus began a vicious cycle!
Not anymore. If I want something, I'll fight for it. And I mean, I'll fight. I'll risk looking like a fool if it means attaining my goal. I'll go out on a limb until said limb is close to breaking. I'll put my feelings out there for the world to see. I'll take whatever risks are necessary if it's something I truly want.
Of course, one thing this requires is knowing what you truly want. Perhaps that sounds silly or obvious, but think about it. How many times have you THOUGHT you wanted something in life, only to find that you didn't want it once you got it. Often, the pursuit is what we want--not the end product. But if you find something you want, then you need to BELIEVE that it's worth fighting for. And then pull out all the stops. Go for it. What's the worst that can happen? That employer who had no intention of hiring you might think you're nuts. Or maybe he/she will be convinced to hire you. That relationship might go south--or it might work out. You may decide you hate living in a new place--or you may just love it.
There is no reward without some risk. If you want it, truly WANT it, it must be worth SOME risk, right? When I had the surgery, it was a great risk--literally, I risked my life with this major surgery. But I've never looked back; all the bad things that "could have" happened didn't happen; and I've never felt more self-confident and attractive. Worth fighting for? You BET!