You... me... we all need to get over that little thing called “fear.”
Far too often, people don’t follow through on chasing their dreams because they are too busy hiding from fear. We all need to stop fearing. Let your dreams in, and chase them.
Now, like most people, I have a few fears and of varying levels, and when I say ‘fear’ I don’t mean spiders or heights—I mean those subconscious internal fears. Like the fear of failing, for example; or disappointing someone, not being able to accomplish something, or of how difficult it may be. We often don’t admit to fearing these things aloud, and a majority of the time we don’t admit them internally to ourselves, either. We tell ourselves that we are fine just where we are in the safe zone, that nothing is wrong, that everything is good. But here’s the thing: staying where you feel safe is your mind’s subconscious way of getting away with cowering in fear. When you give in to fear, you are letting yourself become scared of false things that haven’t actually happened. Stop focusing on fear, and start focusing on your dreams. Remove “can’t” from your vocabulary.
You are HERE, NOW. You are in THIS moment. Stop thinking about what has happened up until now or about what is to come.
When facing fear & self-doubt, you need to concentrate on why you are doing what you are doing. Your ‘why’ is what wakes you up every morning; it’s what pushes you forward when you can’t find the motivation to push yourself. When you begin to doubt yourself, think about your why. If it’s not a reason that genuinely comes from your heart, self-doubt might take over your actions, and feel like it’s swallowing you whole. Once you define your why & goal(s), the key is to bring them into your daily life as much as possible. It is that simple. The more you think about your why & your goal, the more you work towards it. And, even better, if you are thinking enough about them on a regular basis, you will unconsciously factor them into your life as time goes on!
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, IT IS YOURS TO CHASE AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO REALIZE ON A DAILY BASIS.
I fear failure because right now I’m fearing risk; I fear taking chances; I fear getting hurt; I fear letting people down; but more so, I fear letting myself down.
But there’s a shift that happens when we learn to push past those fears, or rather, embrace those fears.
I am pushing past my fear every day, and for me, that had to start with managing my anxiety.
There were days, weeks, sometimes months on end, where I would sit in my bed all day crying from the uncomfortable sensation of not comprehending the world around me. I would constantly find myself asking
Will it ever end?
I feared life, I feared people, I feared losing more than I had already lost.
It was times like these that I wholeheartedly did not think there was an answer.
The strong, independent person I have become, the mindset I have gained, the positivity, the sheer will to constantly push forward, the fearlessness i have acquired is a result of what I have been through...... and I wouldn't be where i am without it.
See fear and EMBRACE IT.
You have so much power and life and love and ability inside of you, there’s no reason to be held back in your day to day life because of fear. Push past it, don’t hide from it; because if you are too busy hiding, you can’t spend time chasing your dreams.
After years of constant pain, confusion, and missing out on life—I had a lot of fear- It consumed me. To say I was scared was an understatement. But, I didn’t run from the fear. I stood right there next to it and I’m where I am right now because of it.