When is the last time you missed an opportunity because of fear or self doubt?

We’re all guilty of it. Sometimes, it’s staying in your comfort zone in a social situation, because it’s easier than branching out and talking to someone new. But in other cases, you’ve spent a lot of time wishing things were different—you had that career that you really wanted, rather than the job you wake up feeling just neutral about every day. Because you’ve got an okay thing going on, so why mess it up, right?

No, no, not right! It doesn’t have to be this way. In the words of George Eliot, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

To help you let go of any doubt that’s holding you back from doing what you want, read these inspirational quotes, and just go for it.