TAKING CHANCES AND OVERCOMING FEAR
I don’t think there’s anyone in this world who hasn’t experienced some form of fear. Fear of heights, fear of being alone, fear of the unknown… I could go on and on. Fear prevents us from doing so many of the things that we probably would otherwise enjoy. So why do we let this happen? Part of it is I think we genuinely are habitual creatures by nature. Stepping anywhere outside our comfort zone can feel scary and bring about anxiety. We don’t know beyond what we “know” and when we sit with ourselves long enough that F.E.A.R., (False Evidence Appearing Real) truly in our minds becomes “real”! Just like many of you, I have fought through many bouts with fear and I’ve broken thru many barriers for myself over the years. I will be the first one to tell you how hard it was/is. Sometimes, your fears can seem so rooted in reality that you allow them to take over.
I can’t speak for all of you, but I know for me, when I am scared and feel fearful, the one thing that helps me is my faith. My faith in that everything has a way of working out the way it’s supposed to. Hope that I will always end up on the right path, even if I stray a little. My faith gives me the strength to follow my passions, even when I can’t see a way to turn them into a living. If you truly look back on your life, I bet that you landed on your feet a lot of times when you never thought you would. You got over things you never could conceive you would. I bet you realize that you did what you thought you couldn’t and bam no more fear! Sometimes the only way to banish the fear is by doing the very thing you fear the most.
Taking a chance can be scary and a huge risk, but what’s even scarier is that most times you end up regretting 100 percent of the chances you never took. I know that I don’t want to look back and wish I tried something or did something differently. I want to know that I gave this life my all and did and tried everything that I truly felt passionate about, fear or no fear. Sometimes you have to look fear in the eyes, find all the strength you’ve ever had and take the leap of faith and “hope the net appears”! Often those moments in my life have led me to the most beautiful places and allowed me to discover the truest form of me. My wish for you all is to do the same. Move past the barriers that you have set and keep being proud of yourself for even the smallest of victories, because this thing called life isn’t easy and you are navigating it and you are doing it!!!
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