Fears – Fears are often simply our insecurities, our negative self-talk, our reluctance, our resistance. We often have a fear of change, a fear of the unknown. We can have a fear of failure, of success, of looking like a fool. A fear of not finishing, and a fear of not starting. A fear that nobody will like us.
Don’t let any of that hold you back. I’ve heard it said that FEAR can be an acronym – but it can be used several ways. Fake Evidence Appearing Real (I’ve also heard “Fuck Everything And Run”); or Face Everything And Recover. It is your choice. Do you believe lies and fears and want to run and hide? Or do you choose to face your fears and do it anyway?
We all have fears. It’s not about getting rid of the fears, it’s about taking them along with us for the journey. We look at our fears and face them and see them for what they are. Just parts that want to pull back. But we are so much more than that. And we deserve so much better than a life held back by fear.
Fears are not who we are – don’t let them define you. You are so much more than your fears. A huge percentage of our fears do not come true. So why should we dwell there?
And just WHAT IF… What if the fears do not come true? What if you do better than expected? What if you soar and are amazing? What if you are outstanding at whatever it is you are afraid of – singing, dancing, art, writing, piano, relationships, moving, a new job, something you want to study or learn or do? What then?
What if there were no fears and nothing holding you back – what would you do?
We all have fears. Don’t wait until the fears are gone. Whether you succeed or not, you will be way ahead of those who don’t try at all. Don’t let the fears win. Do it anyway.
The ones who do not succeed are the ones who give in to their fears and stay stuck. And if you do it despite your fears, you are already a winner. You are already stronger. Doing whatever it is despite your fears shows that you have courage and strength, and that you are more than you were before.
And that is worth celebrating.
We all have fears. Do it anyway.
Let your heart and spirit soar – and see how far you can go!
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