There are times in our lives where we deliberately keep ourselves small. Times where we don’t try something new. Times when we don’t put ourselves out there. Generally we do this because we care too much about what other people think and what other people say. You will never be criticised by anyone doing more than you, only by someone doing less than you. When we try something, we don’t always get it right. No one starts off being excellent so allow yourself to be a beginner. To live an authentic life, to really be us and own our own lives we need to start to teach ourselves to care less about the opinions of people that do not matter to us. The more we do this, the easier it gets. It all starts with the thoughts of and the self-talk to be brave. And then just do it. Your life isn’t yours if you always care what someone else thinks.