“Do One Thing a Day That Scares You” – Why You Should Start Today

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Do one thing a day that scares you.” I don’t know where this quote came from and I’m pretty sure I see it on the internet all the time. Cliché or not, it’s really not a bad motto to live by. Not to be dramatic, but if you’re not doing things that scare you, facing your fears, making mistakes, trying new things, are you really living?!

Through blogging and the internet, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with tons of people that I never would have met or known otherwise. They share stories of how they discovered their passion, made leaps into the unknown to chase their dreams, and how they worked endlessly to make those dreams a reality. These stories are insanely inspiring.

Do One Thing a Day That Scares You - Why You Should Start Today | by The Luxi Look

Do One Thing a Day That Scares You - Why You Should Start Today | by The Luxi Look

Do one thing a day that scares you.

Reading a book or listening to someone else’s story is great, but most of us learn from actually doing and experiencing things for ourselves. There’s only so much you can take away from someone else’s mistake.

I’ve been thinking about all of the things I’ve wanted in the past and present. I’m sure we all have those skills or hobbies that we always meant to pick up but somewhere along the way they got lost. But honestly it’s never too late to start today! My mom started taking Latin dance lessons a couple years ago and is living proof that it’s never too late to start learning something new. I see entrepreneurs on Shark Tank in their 40’s and 50’s leaving behind life long careers to pursue their own business.

The lesson learned? If you think you’re too old to try something new, you’re wrong! 

Do One Thing a Day That Scares You - Why You Should Start Today | by The Luxi Look
Do One Thing a Day That Scares You - Why You Should Start Today | by The Luxi Look

It’s never too late to start today

So with that said, I am off to Utah for the weekend to ski. Minor confession: I am really horrible at skiing. Just dreadful. And I am absolutely terrified of it – I don’t like heights or going fast. I know, I’m a huge baby! I’ve been putting off getting better for years, just assuming that I wouldn’t be in a situation where I would have to ski in the future (totally false) and thinking hey, at least there’s aprés ski!

But I can’t seem to escape it. My boyfriend loves to snowboard, several of my friends are huge skiers, and if I’m not going to learn now, am I just going to sit out while everyone else hits the slopes for the rest of my life?! So it’s lessons and bunny slopes for me this weekend with *fingers crossed* hopefully some improvement after a couple days. Wish me luck!

So if you’ve been wanting to pick up a new hobby, learn a new language, start a jewelry company, start a blog… what are you waiting for?

xx, Amy

Do One Thing a Day That Scares You - Why You Should Start Today | by The Luxi Look

outfit deets:

jumpsuit: sold out – similar options HERE | shoes: steve madden (very similar to these chloe wedges)

27 Discussion to this post

  1. Andreea says:

    Couldn’t agree more! You look amazing in that printed jumpsuit. Have a lovely weekend! x

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  2. that jumpsuit looks great on you! 🙂

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

  3. Reine says:

    Good luck with skiing, I’m terrible at it as well but I still enjoy it! Gorgeous outfit, it suits you so well!

    Reine | Sincerely Reine

  4. This is such an important, inspirational message! And the pictures are absolutely stunning 🙂
    LA VEINE

  5. Paula Loreti says:

    This post gave so much motivation!! have fun skiing in Utah 🙂

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Loved this inspirational message! And no, I don’t think this motto is cliche at all – this type of mindset is what helps people grow constantly 🙂 Have fun and good luck on the slopes this weekend! Loving this floral outfit by the way! Totally gorgeous!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  7. Olga says:

    You look amazing!Love this dress:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

  8. I love this inspirational post! The idea of starting something new that scares you is so motivating and thrilling. I definitely think we all get stuck in our ways sometimes and forget to venture out. I think you will have an amazing time in Utah skiing and such perfect weather to do so. I have been trying to go back to the gym consistently for the past two weeks sacrificing a little bit of work in the process but I am thoroughly enjoying it and it’s making me happier in the long run. I love this printed set and it’s such a perfect look for spring and summer. It makes me want to take a vacay now too! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  9. Sara says:

    Lovely outfit and powerful words! Thank you for the inspiration <3

    xx Sara
    http://stylemba.net

  10. Areli says:

    I know its never too late to start doing what you love!! And this outfit is so cute, the bag and wedges are so perfect!
    xx,
    Areli’s April
    Areli’s April on Bloglovin

  11. Siffat Haider says:

    I absolutely love your jumpsuit. The print is so gorgeous on you!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  12. Loved this blog post almost as much as your jumpsuit, Amy! 🙂

    I try to apply this motto in my daily life too, better to live a full life (even if we make mistakes) than keep on wondering what if…
    I launched my blog this year and although scary, I am very much enjoying the ride ♥

    Xx

    Saida | She talks Glam

  13. Margot says:

    I love the print of your playsuit, so lovely and tropical ! Makes me want to be in summer time right now.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

  14. emily says:

    Such an inspiring post babe.. and totally agree with you! Stepping out of our comfort zone is how we grow and learn!
    Your jumpsuit is so pretty too btw, love that cute print!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

  15. Catarine says:

    Amy, this is such an inspiring post. I truly believe that we have to force ourselves to get out of our comfort zone in order to get better, every day. As you said, living is facing our fears and trying out new things. If it scares us there’s a reason to try it.
    I hope you had an amazing weekend skiing.
    Have a great week.
    lefashionaire.com

  16. Camila says:

    This look is absolutely gorgeous, I love the pattern and colors!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  17. Naya says:

    Such an inspiring post, have fun in Utah! I couldn’t agree more with everything mentioned above, it is never too late for anything!

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

  18. This post is so good and so true! What is the quote, life happens on the other side of your comfort zone? Well, good luck with the skiing and yes to your jumpsuit, it’s so fierce. Love how you styled it! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  19. Jessi Malay says:

    This is such a perfect spring and summer outfit babe! The leaf prints make the jumpsuit look so refreshing and tropical! Looking gorgeous as always, and hope you have another amazing week love <3

    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/ootd-recap-4/

  20. Kathryn says:

    I am obsessed with this jumpsuit! Such a fun print, and you styled it so well. Your writing, too, is always inspirational! There are definitely some things coming up for me that are scary in the best possible way, and I’m excited to see what I will learn from these experiences.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  21. Tonya says:

    This is such a good statement to live by. I need to conquer my fear of flying and I just need to face it!

    Loving your outfit too! Such a cute print.

    http://www.themoptop.com

  22. Nicole says:

    Love the summer vibes in this jumpsuit!! Looks great on you!

    xx Nicole
    http://toogoldstreet.com

  23. Serious holiday withdrawals with this post! I love all the tropical trends, perfect to get you into the summer vibes. Urban Outfitters is one of my favourite brands but I haven’t heard of any of the other brands. Will check them out, thanks for sharing.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

  24. Will be coming back to this post for styling inspo, thanks a lot Amy!

    Also, how cute is your matching outfit??? Completely in love with that green leaf print and feeling the summery vibes all the way to England!

    Love,

    Saida | She talks Glam

  25. Jenny says:

    I feel like the older I get, the more I prefer the familiar and the comfortable, so this post was a great reminder for me. I need to learn to let go of my fears and inhibitions and take the leap sometimes, like you with skiing! Kudos to you, I hope you had a wonderful time!

  26. Monica says:

    your blog post really inspires me. Have fun in Utah and keep posting good stuffs <3

    https://monicaptanzil.wordpress.com/

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