Thinking back to the rounds of Truth or Dare I played as a kid, dares really meant something. Certainly, pride was on the line. You don’t have to go that route, but once a dare is out there, you’ve got to do it.
But I’m an adult now. And yes, I do believe I am a bit past playing Truth or Dare.
What do I dare to do?
A dare is ambitious. A little scary. Out of my comfort zone. Something unexpected or out of character. Something there may be consequences for.
For me, what would that be?
Without a doubt…
Speaking my mind.
It seems a little thing. But it’s a big little thing.
In so many ways, I just wish I could be braver. I just wish I could speak more plainly to people and reveal more of the truth of what’s in my thoughts. I just haven’t figured out how to do that without seeming judgmental, preachy, hypocritical or mean.
At the root, I know, is fear. Fear of being disliked, fear of angering others. Yet I know that I can be both disliked and loved at the same time. My brain knows exactly what’s going on.
Hearts, on the other hand, are much more stubborn.
And you? What do you dare?