After a relaxing weekend, some serious motivational podcast listening, taking some time to be alone and create content for my blog I started thinking about fear and what a hold fear has over us.
In the podcasts I listen to I often hear the question ‘’what would you do if you weren’t afraid?’’ and I started asking myself this question. What would I do if I didn’t feel fear? and it got me thinking. Fear can really hold us back. Yes, fear is a necessary part of life and we do need fear. Fear keeps us alive. It prevents us from putting ourselves in dangerous situations but fear also keeps up from living our best lives, taking calculated risks and moving forward. Fear likes what it knows and it wants to stick to what it knows but like I have said in numerous other blog posts, fear holds us back just like comfort zones hold us back and we all know that nothing good ever comes from a comfort zone. Fear and comfort zones keep us in one place and that’s where we stay.
Just think about it. If we weren’t afraid the possibilities for our lives would be endless but we do feel fear and that’s ok but we need to make sure we aren’t letting fear run our lives, make our decisions and define our future.
I want you to really start thinking about your future, where you see yourself and where you want to be. Is fear holding you back from getting to that place? Does fear run through your mind every time you think about taking a step towards where you want to be? Do you fear what everyone else is going to say or if they will even agree with what you have to say? We are always going to have people that won’t agree with what you are doing or what you are saying. That’s fine but the fear of people not liking or agreeing with that can’t keep you from moving towards the direction you feel is best for you.
When you are about too step out and you start feeling that fear I want you to embrace it, feel it, acknowledge it and then do it anyway. Take that step, give your opinion and don’t be afraid. You were put on this earth to have a say, to live a life you are completely obsessed with, create something for yourself that you love and make your mark. Fear is always going to be there. Rather than hide from it and avoid it, embrace it and grow from it